Friday, 13 January 2017

Your works declare

We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks!
For Your wondrous works declare that Your name is near. – Psalm 75.1

The heavens declare the glory of God and foundation shows His handiwork.

For 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, so that they are without excuse.

Creation declares the name of God in the greatest way possible. Theologians refer to it as ‘natural revelation.’ It is the means by which God first reveals Himself to man.

I listen to a lot of podcasts on all kinds of topics. I was listening the the ‘How Stuff Works’ podcast recently. The lads were discussing ‘How Baby Feeding Works.’ Part one was about breastfeeding and over and over again they were amazed at the details of how the human body produces. Though they were anti-creation the both kept talking about the ‘amazing design’ that make breastfeeding possible. God was showing Himself – but the lads were not listening.

Robinson Crusoe did listen though after his shipwreck and just before his salvation.

What is this earth and sea, of which I have seen so much? Whence is it produced? And what am I, and all the other creatures wild and tame, human and brutal? Whence are we?
Sure we are all made by some secret Power, who formed the earth and sea, the air and sky. And who is that?

Then it followed most naturally, it is God that has made all. Well, but then it came on strangely, if God has made all these things, He guides and governs them all, and all things that concern them; for the Power that could make all things must certainly have power to guide and direct them.
If so, nothing can happen in the great circuit of His works, either without His knowledge or appointment.

And if nothing happens without His knowledge, He knows that I am here, and am in this dreadful condition; and if nothing happens without His appointment, He has appointed all this to befall me.

God showed Crusoe that He was near through His marvellous works and Dafoe used this great illustration to show how God’s works draw a man close to Him. All the man has to do is to accept the evidence.

It's sad to be in a world today that chooses to ignore the obvious designs of our Great Creator God.

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