Do you see God’s handiwork as you look around our world? It is there! His attributes, like a fingerprint, appear throughout the universe. Learning to see God in the world around us brings amazing possibilities because the natural reveals the spiritual.
How about this for a worship reminder: the universe actually sings all the time! We notice the birds and sometimes the wind, but there is continual praise. Enjoy this video that allows us to sing alongside creation:
Many claim that science and Scripture do not align, but delving into the study of creation builds my confidence in the Creator. Louis Pasteur, the famous scientist, put it this way:
“The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator.
Into his tiniest creatures, God has placed extraordinary properties.”
Many of the greatest discoveries of science came through men of God seeking to know their Creator more fully by looking into the natural world. Researchers, archaeologists, educators and even explorers sought God first—and delivered amazing knowledge in the process. Men such as DaVinci, Pascal, Newton, Columbus and Carver transformed our understanding and brought glory to God at the same time.
The Psalmist says the heavens declare the glory of God; it is amazingly so. Life on earth is possible only because of its precise position within the solar system. Inches in either direction (from the sun) would create freezing or burning temperatures.
The sun at the center of our solar system readily reminds us of the central place the Son must have in our daily lives. The moon that governs the night and the ocean tides, reminds us of our role: reflecting the Son through the ebb and flow of life.
The seasons and cycles of nature also reveal our faithful, constant God who loves order and not chaos. Day and night, spring rains, summer growth, fall harvests, winter rests, drought and flood—all proclaim a plan that will not fail. It is a plan that is personal, perpetual and profound! Random chance has no place in the natural world. All has purpose and all relates.
Nature declares the heartbeat of God—relationships–with beauty and even humor. God designed the tiny tick bird and the giant rhino to help one another; clownfish and anemones partner up as do ostriches and zebras and plants and bees. Relationships in nature remind us of God’s deepest desire: personal relationship with each of us.
Perhaps the loudest witness for the Creator is human life. A newborn baby proclaims the glory of God like a megaphone. At birth the human body reveals the Psalmist’s truth: “We are fearfully and wonderfully made!” Another great video from Giglio shows us that God shaped the molecule that holds our cells together like a cross! The intricate design of the eye and the incredible inter-relationships of major organs and human body systems declare a Creator who loves! All of nature declares His glory.
In what ways do you see God in the world around you?