Light In The Darkness: May 15, 2013

by Pastor David Grey

“Since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead.” — Romans 1:20

Though we cannot see God, his eternal power and glory are clearly evident in all those things He has made and the tremendous works that he does. His attributes are evident not only in the creation that we see, but in the power that holds that creation in working order.

It reveals who He is so clearly that we are told in Romans 1:20 that,  “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 men are without excuse.”

The magnificent beauty of creation, the astounding diversity of living creatures and  the incredible magnitude of the cosmos all point so clearly to an intelligent, all-powerful, eternal creator that those who choose not to believe are left with no excuse for their unbelief. Even without a word spoken, God has revealed Himself to every man.

Yet even this magnificent creation with all its wonders is not His crowning achievement. For that, His only Son had to die. Nothing in all of creation has revealed the depth and breadth or quality of His character so much as the redemption of mankind through faith in Jesus Christ.

“Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care, trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow. It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things.” — 1 Peter 1:10-12

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