The Things That Are Made

The other evening I was out walking in my neighborhood. The air was crisp and clear, the sun was setting in the west, and things were quiet and peaceful. It may be because my mind naturally tends to drift that way or perhaps it was because I had been watching an episode of Star Trek during lunch, but as I looked up at the nearly cloudless sky, I started thinking about the vast amount of space beyond. I thought about our solar system, our galaxy, and the countless galaxies beyond. And then I began to wonder how far away heaven is and what proof we could find that God actually does exist. In answer to my unspoken question, my eyes caught sight of the trees, leafless above me, and the fiery orb sliding behind the horizon. These things can only exist because there is a Creator.

In his epistle to the Romans, Paul tells us, "For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse" (Romans 1:20). The "they" in this passage is referring to those who may not ever have an opportunity to read a Bible or meet a Christian, but they still have no excuse to live a life without knowing God because He is revealed all around them (and us) in the things that are made. Next time you look out your window and see the falling snow or the whispy clouds or the timid robin, let them remind you of the God who made them.