“But ask the animals, and they will teach you,
or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;
or speak to the earth, and it will teach you,
or let the fish in the sea inform you.
Which of all these does not know
that the hand of the Lord has done this?
In his hand is the life of every creature
and the breath of all mankind.
Does not the ear test words
as the tongue tastes food?
- Job 12:7-11
A true believer can see God in all things. The unbeliever thinks coincidence, chance, and impossible odds rule the day. God reveals Himself each day, but people have their blinders on.
I see the Grand Canyon, and I see a magnificent God who can carve structures with wind and water. The unbeliever sees erosion and devastation caused by years of uncontrolled weather events. Yet, I see God in the wind and water. I see a God that placed the type of soil and rock in the Grand Canyon so that it would erode in such a beautiful manner. I see a magnificent God.
I see a tiny one cell organism. I see a detail-oriented God who knows that a series of engines all must work in concert with each other for there to be life in that cell. Absence of any of these engines and there is no life. The unbeliever believes that this organism happened into existence by chance, that all the factors necessary for life happened by chance at the same time. I have not done the math, but I have heard the statistics. I would think that I could win the lottery billions of billions of times before a single cell organism could pull that off by chance. I see a detail-oriented God.
I see a giraffe and wonder why such a long neck. I see an elephant and wonder why the odd trunk. I see a duck-billed platypus and simply wonder why. I know. There is purpose in such things, but I see a God who thinks of such things. I see a whimsical God.
I see a newborn baby and how it bonds to its mother. I see a mother who cherishes this dear life that has come into the world. I see a loving God.
I could go on, but I think the point is clear. For those who accept that God exists, there is evidence of God in everything on earth, even to the cellular level in looking small or the universe when looking at a grand scale.
Yet, it is the next step of faith that is crucial. God allowed us to have free will, and we abused that freedom. We sinned against God. Jesus came to die for our sins. He fulfilled the Old Testament prophecies and established a new covenant with those who believe and call on His name.
It is one thing to believe in a magnificent, detail-oriented, whimsical, loving God. It is something more to believe that God loved us so much that He sent His Son to save us. And to top it off, Jesus wants a personal relationship with each of those who call upon Him.
Soli Deo Gloria. Only to God be the Glory.