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Creation Bares His Name

Romans 1.20 Graphic

The Spring season highlights creation. Everywhere flowers blossom in bright pastel colors of pink and white and yellow. Leaves return to barren trees, and the grass again softens to green. A certain, unmistakable glory comes with this annual renewal, a glory that seems to far exceed the mere growth of plants.

The Apostle Paul clues us into the true source of the glory we intuitively sense in Creation.

Paul says the glory we see in creation is the glory of God. In Romans 1:20, Paul writes that God’s very attributes are revealed in creation. We are then seeing in the natural world around us God’s various traits drawn out in vivid colors. When we see the beauty of the earth, we are seeing the beauty of God. When we pause at the wonder of the season, we are realizing the wonder of our great God. Everywhere we look, from the farthest star to the smallest flower, we see God’s fingerprint.

The great Psalmist, David, writes:

The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours out speech,
and night to night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words,
whose voice is not heard. (Psalm 19:1-3)

In other words, God in creation has left himself a grand witness.

This season then, as you lay around in your hammock staring up at blue sky through green leaves, as you stroll through the park, as you play frisbee on grassy fields, consider the glory of creation, but consider also the glory of its great Creator.

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Derek Griz

I am a Christian, a husband, a father, and a pastor (Immanuel Church). I write from those perspectives. Connect with me on Twitter (@derekgriz).