Maybe it was a word of encouragement from someone, maybe it was something you read in the Bible, maybe it was a song that came on the radio at just the right time, or maybe it was something in nature that just took your breath away. God uses all these means to reveal himself to us. This morning we focused in on the nature revealing God (Natural Revelation). Psalms 19 talks about this Revelation:
The heavens declare the glory of God;
The skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
Night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words;
No sound is heard from them.
Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
Their words to the ends of the world.
There are different ways we know God is revealing himself to us. They include:
- Nature is a language without words. From the intricate patterns in flowers to the majesty of the mountains, each element testifies to the wisdom and design beyond what any human could ever come up with (even a grand artist like JVS).
- Nature is constantly renewing itself. We see this in the change of seasons and the different life cycles. God created nature to renew itself with each season containing beauty of the creator.
- Every part of nature is interconnected. There isn’t anything in nature that is insignificant. They all contribute to the balance and beauty of nature. We have all seen the Discovery Channel highlighting some obscure animal which ends up being fascinating how they survive and what purpose they have.
- We can easily get close to God by the silence of nature. Some of the best thoughts and ideas come when we are just quiet in nature and listening for God. This reminds us of the story of Elijah where he lived through an earthquake and a strong wind but God was not in them. God showed up to Elijah in a soft whisper.
- Nature reveals the attributes of the Creator. How awesome is it that the creator of the universe has a relationship with each of us. We can talk to him and he knows each of us personally. Even with the billions of people in the world and the vastness of the universe, God knows each of us and what we need!
Our challenge today is to take time and look for the ways God is revealing himself to you. Take some time today to find something that makes you say “Wow God”!