Psalm 19 starts off, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth His handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge…” This verse has been coming to my mind often the past few weeks with the beautiful sunsets and sunrises that God has been painting across the sky. To wake up in the morning and drive into a beautiful sunrise gives a fresh start to my day. It is in that quiet time in the morning that I can reflect on the beauty of God and His glory.
God has given us His Word as the easiest and clearest way for His people to learn to know Him better, but He has also given the creation as a way that we can learn more about Him. Psalm 19 explains that the creation very clearly speaks of God and Romans 1:20 confirms that “the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.” The “they” refers to those “who hold the truth in unrighteousness” in verse 18. God in the beauty, complexity, and details of the creation clearly shows Himself to be God, so that the ungodly who deny that there is a God even stand in awe and confusion, wondering how the creation all works together in such harmony when it was all created out of chaos, or a big bang.
Last spring my family and I had the privilege of going to the Creation Museum in Kentucky. It was the first and probably only museum that does not explain the universe as being billions of years old, and that was so refreshing! There the creationists explain the origins of species in light of God’s creation, six 24 hour days, and at the same time they argue how evolution really doesn’t make sense. If any of you have the chance, it is a neat place to go, if you like museums. But the point is, God makes it very clear to all people that He is the one who created and leaves men very much without excuse!
It also leaves God’s people without excuse. Every time we see the beauty of creation, we must praise God for His beauty and handiwork. It is so easy to take things like sunrises and sunsets for granted, or the peaceful gently falling snow, or the sun on a beautiful beach day, or if not take it for granted, to complain about it. All of creation is under the perfect control of our heavenly Father, and the more we see that and the more we learn about Him in His creation, the more we will grow in love for Him!