I See God
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. Romans 1:20 (NIV)
So many things remind me of God’s creative work in our world: a beautiful sunset, the vastness of the oceans, the mountains, and autumn’s golden colors. When I see the beauty of creation, I see an imaginative God who displays His majesty in His work. It’s all around us, and it’s in us as God’s hand is even reflected in the way He created us in His image. We are image bearers of God, our Creator.
Our passage today confirms this. God’s qualities are seen in His creation, and this has been the case since humans first laid eyes on it. The passage even states that it’s undeniable. We hear so much anti-God, anti-creation talk these days, but our passage shows that there is an indisputable connection between the creation and the Creator.
The truth is, however, that the vast majority of people in our nation still believe that God is responsible for creating our world. After all, how could anyone look at the features of our wonderful creation and its amazing beauty and think it’s all just an accident? When I see the design, I see a designer’s hand. Don’t you?
I’m so glad God gave us a beautiful world—and it’s all for us to enjoy! Think about it: trees, leaves, oceans, rivers, lakes, squirrels, birds, bees, flowers, mountains, leopards, snow, rain, sunshine…the list could go on and on. What a wonderful gift God’s creation is!
Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. John 1:3 (NIV)