God All Around Us

Look up. The clouds move ever so slowly and the waters of the sky stand still. The cloud and skies come together in a beautiful symphony of colors and shapes: blue, yellow, purple, small, large and wide. The Sun shines down mighty beams of light that blind even the strongest of eyes. Look closely. Every color comes together, meets, and stops at a specific point. They collide and transform into a magnificent design that no human mind could imagine on its own. Darkness comes. The stars, light years away, still fill the night sky with compelling, but eloquent light.

Staring at the eternity that exists in our universe, you can’t help thinking about your own significance. Eternity is in each of our hearts and our heart evokes us to seek the meaning of our life. “Within the vastness of the universe, where do I find my purpose?” The heavens and skies in their glory draw us closer to our purpose. Our purpose that is found in the Creator of this masterpiece which is our world. 

I have found myself at times struggling to understand the mysteries of God. I struggle with His will and how ultimately it will all come together for good. My thought is does every man have an opportunity to know Jesus and ultimately receive eternal life by believing on Christ? Many atheist and Christian thinkers alike have struggled with this question as in “If God is so loving and just, then what about those living in places where they won’t hear the Gospel? People die without hearing about Jesus or within their country, Christianity itself is outlawed. How will these people be saved?”

David constantly throughout Psalm 19 writes poetically of the glory of God revealed in nature. 

Verse 1 and 2 say “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.” 

He beautifully declares that the attributes and characteristics of nature characterize the wisdom, knowledge, glory, and sovereignty of God. 

Verse three and four go on to say “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. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.” (Psalm 19:3-4) The Hebrew word used for “voice” is qav. This means a measuring line. Essentially, the skies do not literally speak to us by sound or voice, but the workmanship of God is revealed by lines and shapes that go across the sky and earth.

Without speaking or saying one word, their “words” go out to the ends of the earth and declare the existence of a Creator. 

Each line and each detail purposeful and intentional. The sky itself is held together by God that in Him and through Him the world has form. 

Colossians 1:17 says “He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” 

The craftsmanship of God can also be found in each one of us as well. Evil is easy to find in our world today which leads to some either blaming God or claiming that evil existing in our world proves there is no God.

My friends this is not so! How do we even define what evil is? From where do we reference what is evil and good? It’s like asking the question how do we know that a straight line is not a curved line? Each person (whether they want to admit it or not) inherently follows moral objective law that narrows their behavior separating their actions evil from good. The existence of evil doesn’t point us away from God, but rather further proves the existence of a law-giver. Our design and nature point us towards the reality of a Creator. Without His Natural law placed in us, the lines of good and evil would blur and exist to us in similarity.

Without a law, all things fall apart. For example, some argue that not as many miracles happen in this day and age. It’s easy to find ourselves looking for miracles when our culture is looking for a sign that God exists. God, though, does not want us to look for “signs”, but to know the sign of Jonah which is that Jesus came to Earth, died becoming the propitiation for our sins, and rose again on the third day freeing us from sin and death. Within that promise lies where we place our hope.

Besides, miracles exist all around us! When we go for a drive in our car, how are we sure that the car will not start flying into the air? When we walk to the park, how can we be so sure the earth won’t open up and swallow us whole? How are we so sure that most of the time, the world will hold itself together? It’s because we have an understanding that the world is held in place. We know that the laws of nature won’t be broken to where things fall into chaos. 

Like a carpenter putting together a table, the workmanship is held together because of the intentional design. And why? Because the intentional design is held together by the creator.

The Lord in His intentions, by His love, grace, and wisdom, is faithful to reveal Himself to those who seek Him even if they seek Him without knowing what it is they are truly seeking after. God knows we all are seeking wholeness because He created us that way. He placed eternity in the hearts of us all (Ecclesiastes 3:11). He seeks us out so we can have a true love relationship with Him. Then, in coming into relationship with Him, we abide in His infinite love and our joy is made complete (John 15:9-11). 

He reveals Himself through Jesus, but also He wishes that each of us would just look up and then, look closely. He reveals Himself also by the skies and heavens above us. So not only so we would only know the masterpiece that is our universe, but also that we will know the Master who has pieced us together beautifully.

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