Sunday, February 22, 2015

February 22 – A message without words

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky proclaims the work of His hands. Day after day they pour out speech; night after night they communicate knowledge. There is no speech; there are no words; their voice is not heard. Their message has gone out to all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world. (Psalm 19:1-4 HCSB)

We live on one very small planet spinning around our sun in a small solar system, in a small galaxy.  Our galaxy has billions of stars, and the universe has billions of galaxies that astronomers have been able to detect so far. Gases and minerals that are essential for our earth to sustain life, emanated from exploding supernovas and helped to form our perfect atmosphere. Last year the Hubble telescope took a long exposure photograph pointed in the direction of a dark and insignificant section of the universe and found thousands of galaxies in that small range – orange elliptical galaxies, spiral galaxies, small blue galaxies in the process of forming. God is still creating galaxies as we go about our daily lives. 

God is speaking to us through the skies and stars, through nature and the amazing complexity of all He created. The Bible says that there is no speech, no words and no voice, but God is sending His message to the ends of the world that He is real and that He is our creator and Lord. He has taken great pains to create our beautiful world, and to lovingly provide everything we need to live in harmony with Him and with each other.  

When sin and evil entered the world, Satan was cast onto the earth along with a third of the angels in heaven who rebelled against God. They became the demons that torment mankind until today. That’s why God created a plan of salvation so that peace and harmony could be restored, so that we could live in the joy and freedom that He always wanted for us from the beginning of time. So the God who created this vast, infinite, perfect universe, chose to come to our tiny earth to die for a bunch of selfish, rebellious people – just because He loved us so much. And because He did that, all He asks is that we return to the state of communion with Him so that He can rescue us from sickness, evil and death and give us power and authority over the devil and his demons.  

Who in their right mind would refuse grace like that?

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