Praise you, Lord, that you are the God of communication, that you have laid out before all mankind the message of your existence: the Almighty One who is there. As it says in Psalm 19,
“The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”
[Even in its fallen and twisted state, creation shouts out that there is a good and wise Creator. Anyone honestly looking at the way things are has to see that they are made–designed, not the result of chance. The beauty, the complexity, the rhythms of life, the power, the expanse—all speak of a Creator.
Psa 19:2 “Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they display knowledge.”
[We are constantly surrounded with the message of the skies, of the stars, of birds and butterflies, ants and elephants, flowers and babies. Beauty, order and purpose are everywhere–the happy yellow of a daffodil, the royal purple of a tulip–shouting, “There is a Creator and He is wise and wonderful, powerful and present!”]
Psa 19:3 There is no speech or language
where their voice is not heard.
Psa 19:4 Their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.”
[I think of my 78 year old Eskimo friend who grew up on the Eastern shore of Siberia at the ends of the earth. As a teen, looking at the beauty of the mountains, sea and animals, he came to the conclusions that the demons they worshiped, who did such ugly things, could never have created all this beauty. “There must be a good creator God,” he thought. And when, at 18, God brought him into contact with a follower of Jesus who opened the Bible for him, he was ready to believe. He had heard the message of creation and understood it, and has believed it for 50 years!
Paul echoes this same truth in the New Testament, “…what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse” (Rom. 1:19,20).
You have revealed yourself to all through creation, Lord, giving all a chance to see and understand that there is a good Creator God. You give them enough light to make them think, and if they want to know more, you will bring further light into their life. Praise be to you for your great love for your rebellious creatures, your marvelous grace and your persistent pursuit of sinners, saving all who are willing. You are the One we can trust, if we will just look around us!]