God speaks through the creation that He spoke into being.
I have often been amazed at the handiwork of the Creator. Recently I have been even more cognizant of God actually communicating through the created world in which we live.
This recent awareness began as I have been reading and praying through Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel. This past week our pastor brought further clarity with his sermon on Psalm 19. Finally, I have been listening for God during my trips to the Atlantic Ocean and while quietly observing the natural realm in my back yard.
That we should be amazed at both the magnitude and the intricacies of creation should go without saying.
For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made.
(Romans 1:20 ESV)
The creation is God’s megaphone through which he declares his eternal power and divine nature. Are you listening or are you more like this guy?
While I was at the beach one day, I was chewing on what God had said to Israel through Jeremiah.
Thus says the LORD,
who gives the sun for light by day
and the fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night,
who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar—
the LORD of hosts is his name:
“If this fixed order departs
from before me, declares the LORD,
then shall the offspring of Israel cease
from being a nation before me forever.”
(Jeremiah 31:35-36 ESV)
God had given a promise to Israel that even though they were about to be exiled for 70 years, He would not forget nor abandon them. That they would be a nation again was as sure as is the fixed order of creation. As I watched the waves continually rolling to the shore, I was amazed that God had created the ocean to do just that. What wisdom and power!
But because of Jeremiah, I could rest that God’s promises were as sure these waves. I am banking on a particular promise from God. He will bring it to fruition because he is the same one who causes the waves.
I could go on with a story about the variety of birds I have been watching in my back yard, but I’ll stop there. What about you? Through what parts of creation are you hearing the voice of God?
A final note. You can know that God exists and he is powerful through creation, but through Jesus and the Bible you can hear of his power to save you.