Today, we celebrate the revelation of God to us through his creation and his ongoing creative work in our lives. Our focus comes from our Verse of the Day:
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 (Psalm 19:1-2).
Over the centuries, God has revealed himself to his human creations in a myriad of ways:
- In the Scriptures.
- Through nature.
- By means of angels — messengers from heaven.
- In visions and dreams.
- Through his servants, the prophets.
- Through the work of the Holy Spirit.
- Even through a donkey!
However, God's most complete and most important revelation of himself is Jesus:
In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven (Hebrews 1:1-3).
No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known (John 1:18).
As gloriously true as those Scriptures are, they leave us with a problem. What about people who cannot access the Scriptures, who do not know Israel's prophets, and who have not learned about Jesus? How will these people know to search for the God who created them and yearn for a relationship with him (Acts 17:22-28)?
God has revealed himself in his stunning work of creation, and the universe is a testimony God left to point people to him (Romans 1:19-20). God left his fingerprints all over the world he made for us so we can enjoy it and care for it (Genesis 2:15). He whispers to all people through his magnificent creation that he exists and longs to share a relationship with us. The universe is a vibrant witness to the greatness and grace of God, and his desire to draw near to his human children. The heavens declare the glory of God! Are we listening?
Phil's Video Message for This Week
Phil's video message focuses on Psalm 19:1-2 and challenges us to respond in three ways to God's greatness and grace that he revealed through his creation:
- Admiration of our great Creator God (Psalm 93:3-5).
- Conservation of His creation (Genesis 1:26 NRSV).
- Expectation of His new heaven & earth (2 Peter 3:11-13).
We hope you are blessed as you join Phil as he leads us deeper into Scripture and helps us better understand God's will for us.