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The Perceivable God

For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.  Romans 1:19 ESV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.From the foundation of the world—and in the story of creation itself—the faithful Father’s loving hand is evident.

The Creator set in place all that was needed before He placed man and woman in the garden: air, water, vegetation, animals, and work for their hands. He displayed His compassion and care from the beginning. Yet in looking only at His provision for us, we may miss the point.

God’s purpose was to reveal Himself. Every line of creation, every natural process, and every created thing bears the mark of His invisible attributes. As we study the created, the Creator comes into clearer focus. As science advances in our modern age, we are more without excuse in acknowledging the existence and character of God.

Jesus declared Himself the Light of the World. Light proceeds in a never-ending line that is both visible and invisible. God is similar.

God is also in Scripture. A spoken word holds great power to bring life and encouragement, correction, and conviction. Sound waves, generated by speech, carry great distances, moving around and through obstacles and overcoming them with the force of persistence. If the sound waves are large enough, they can alter the structure of the things they pass through. God is like that.

Scientific study of the created realm reveals many instances of God’s provision for our healing in the things He created—from essential oils and herbal remedies to the simple tree resin known as Baltic Amber.

At times, we may strain to hear a word, a confirmation, the voice of God that seems to be silent. In those times, remember we only have to look around and investigate what He has created. His imprint is there, speaking clearly of who He is and of His faithfulness.

When you feel as if God has abandoned you, look around.

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