Believe the Evidence

July 9, 2020

Read Romans 1:20

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.

Reflect

Where do you see clear evidence of the Creator in what He has made and what is your response?

As I write this, I am returning home from a vacation to the Badlands and the Black Hills. Whenever I travel through an area known for its natural beauty, I feel closer to God and I’m inspired by what I’ve seen.

The fascinating rock formations of the Badlands, dense forests covering the mountains of the Black Hills, natural hot springs, and mountain streams make this area of South Dakota so rare and beautiful.

Scientists have their own explanations for how this area came to be. But when I look at this area, I can see the hand of God everywhere.

When you read your Bible, especially the Psalms, you will notice that when the authors considered nature, they worshiped God. Psalm 33: 6-9 says, “By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host. He gathers the waters of the sea as a heap; He puts the deeps in storehouses. Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him! For He spoke, and it came to be; He commanded, and it stood firm.”

Creation should lead us to worship the Creator. And yet, so often we don’t. We ignore the beauty of the world around us and take it for granted. We are “too busy” to spend time enjoying the world that He created for us. We are too distracted for creation to cause us to marvel and awe over the Creator. We look for other explanations as to why things exist. And sadly, many deny Him as Creator entirely.

In Luke 19:40, Jesus is making His triumphal entry to Jerusalem, and people are praising God. The Pharisees try to quiet them, but Jesus says, “I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out!”

All of creation was made to declare that there is a God and that He is marvelous. We were made to worship Him. Let’s not leave it to the rocks.


Pray

Lord, when I look at the world You created, I am amazed. You are powerful and mighty. Open my eyes so that I notice your glory in the world around me. Open my mouth so that I praise You. Amen.

 


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"When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which you have ordained, What is man that You are mindful of him?" Psalm 8:3 God is awesome as we consider the vast expanse of the universe and then the detail of a single human cell, all under his control. Good to be reminded often of who God is vrs who we are.
Thank you God for always thinking of us‼😇🙏🏽👏🏾💞
Amen. The creation of the god is amazed and wonder.
I love looking at His wonderful creation and give Him praise also because He is almighty.
i look at the sky, the bodies of water and see how powerful God is, and i think of all the food that God has made available for us all these years, their are so many things that i see God in it, that's why i love these songs great is thy faithfulness and because he lives i can face tomorrow, and what a friend we have in Jesus, hallelujah
I see what God has Made, I am thankful that my God is all knowing.
I love to sit outside and look At all God has made and thank him for it
Amen! The beauty of God's creation never ceases to amaze me. Praise God!
What great encouragement Michael. I struggle the same way.
Amen, thank you Jesus.
I always have enjoyed the beauty God has created. I too have seen the Badlands in South Dakota and have been to Yellowstone and seen the beauty. We have beauty in Indiana as well. Brown County State Park is really lovely in the fall. It is located on Nashville, Indiana.
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Amen! Even the blind can see your creation father ! But those who can see are blind because they wish not to see you or hear your sleds ! Farther I was blind but now I can see thanks to you ! Amen ✝️🙏🌹
Awesome! "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 display knowledge ". Lord, how majestic is Your creation! We give You all glory, honor and praise! Give us "fresh eyes" to see You around us.
I have always been able to see and feel God in nature. I have a sense of awe at simple things like weeds blooming in my back yard in early spring. Yet, I struggle much too often to see God in people, especially in people I disagree with or do not get along with. I pray that God will show me Himself in each person that I encounter every day and that I will see Him there so I can love others better and know Him still more.
We serve a wonderful creator, architect, artist God when we look at the blue skies with the white puffy clouds, the green grass with the beautiful multicolor flowers. God is a God of variety and skill when we see the variety of animals and sea creatures the beauty of the colors of the seas and ocean and all that is around us. Is there any doubt why we have different races and shades of color of people. God loves colors and variety. Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised! He shall be exalted in the heavens and in the earth.
All things bright and beautiful, the good Lord made them all!
Beauty is all around us.
There is beauty all around us as we behold the sunrise as its bring life to a new day beauty is unfold and expose the birds and all creation rejoice and give all praise and honour to most high god hallelujah hallelujah glory to u my god.
AND THE LORDS PRAYER@THANKYOUJESUS!@1
DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER ;JESUS & THE HOLY SPIRIT;THANKYOUJESUS!@1
What a marvelous gift we have of seeing and praising our creator God for all he has done. We are his people and praise and worship is what we were made for. Oh how glorious you are Lord Jesus! Amen
If you sit in the woods in dark and watch the early morning rays of light cut through the woods and watch the woods come alive with birds and animals of the wild, If you have watched the sun set with its beauty and all in nature that moves in tg he night begin to stir, Watched th he frost slowly melt off the leaves of a small tree and it stretch out to the light.......its truly difficult and a choice not to belive in God. Most that I know that spend time in nature agree that its Gods creation. To the one and only God and King, Glory, Glory,Glory to His name.
This is so true. How many sunsets and/or sun rises can one experience without realizing how awesome God is? Not to mention the many additional phenominal creations he has graced us to experience. All Praises to an Awesome God! Hallelujah!
It's been a while since I've been out of a city; So I would to be somewhere to where I could appreciate God's creation.