Sunday, December 11, 2016

Why we Should Pause to Notice God in Creation

Romans 1:20 (NRSV): Noticing God in Creation

Ever since the creation of the world [God’s] eternal power and divine nature, invisible though they are, have been understood and seen through the things he has made.

Crepuscular rays are beams of sunlight that radiate from the spaces between clouds. These rays extend downward and are sometimes called “angel lights” because of their heavenly appearance. These phenomena remind us of God’s presence in creation.

Driving home from work on Friday, I spied crepuscular rays cascading down onto a local farm field. Immediately, I was reminded of Paul’s words. He says God’s eternal power can be perceived “through the things he has made.” And in seeing those “angel lights” peer through the curtain of gray and white clouds, I sensed God reminding me of His presence.

Sometimes we are so busy and preoccupied with life that we forget to stop and look. As we progress toward the celebration of Christ’s birth, let us pause and take time to witness God’s “eternal power and divine nature . . . [in] the things he has made.”

Have a blessed week.