God's Power, God's Presence

No excuses

For since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities, namely his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. Romans 1:20

Although not everyone believes in God as we perceive him to be, some do believe in a power greater than themselves. There are those who are fascinated by how the world came into existence and how everything upon the earth came to be. The heavens above us, the habitation around us and the inner working of the human body all speak of an amazing creator and designer.

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.” Psalm 19

No matter what culture or religion you are born into, your mind can be opened to the truth of a supreme deity. Even a pharaoh, submerged in a culture and tradition of polytheism can find himself embracing one god. The pharaoh was Akhenaten (father of Tutankhamun) and he became disillusioned with Egypt’s many gods, all except the god of the sun. In a speech, he said,

“I have watched as they [the gods] have ceased their appearances, one after the other. All of them have stopped, except the god who gave birth to himself. And no one knows the mystery of how he performs his tasks. This god goes where he pleases and no one else knows his going.”

Like many before him and many after him, Akhenaten went on a journey of self-discovery and found divine revelation. For him, that revelation came in form of the sun; the bringer of light and giver of life, “the great living Disc which is in jubilee, lord of heaven and earth.”

The gospel may not have reached every corner of the globe, but God’s creation certainly has. God is there for the finding and he has said, “You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.” (Jer29).

None of us will be able to say that we were not told about the LORD God, for the evidence of who he is surrounds us and speaks to us every single day.

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