|Good morning everyone,|
Our theme for this month: “Living by faith”
Our Bible verse for today: “… since what can be known about God is evident among them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, that is, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen since the creation of the world, being understood through what he has made. As a result, people are without excuse.” Romans 1:19-20 (CSB)
Our thought for today: “Astrophysicists for Jesus!”
Over the last two days we have learned that God created us with an intuitive understanding that He does exist, there is a spiritual world, and this life is not all there is. We have also learned that our soul is who we really are, and it is our soul that makes us aware of God. That right there is enough to create within each person a yearning for God and to lead a person to faith in Him.
In today’s Bible passage we learn from the Apostle Paul that in addition to creating us with that inborn desire to know Him, God has also made Himself known through His creation. We see evidence of God everywhere. The evidence of God in creation is so overwhelming that Paul declares all people to be without excuse for not believing. If you would like to learn more about how God reveals Himself through His creation, I recommend Lee Strobel’s book, “The Case for a Creator”.
The evidence for God seen in the wonders of His creation is strong. Sarah Salviander discovered that to be true. As a teenager and young adult Sarah was fascinated by science, and especially astrophysics, which she went to college to study. She was quickly surprised to discover that some of the best physics professors at her college were also Christians. When she questioned them about what she believed to be the conflict between science and faith in God, her professors helped her to see that the amazing complexity and order, the sheer beauty of the universe, had to be the result of a Supreme Being, a Creator.
In time, Sarah discovered that many scientists in all fields, but especially those who study deep space, do in fact acknowledge the strong case for a Creator. Ultimately Sarah earned her doctorate in astrophysics, and she also came to faith not just in a Creator, but in the One True God and in His Son Jesus Christ.
Not surprisingly, Sarah’s favorite Psalm is Psalm 19, “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 display knowledge.” Psalm 19:1-2 (NIV)
The creation itself is proof enough for any person to know there is a God.
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