Thursday, December 5, 2019
There’s No Excuse
For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. (Romans 1:20 nlt)
When Helen Keller was a very young girl, a disease affected her in a dramatic way. She lost her sight, hearing, and speech. Essentially she was isolated from the world.
But Anne Sullivan made it her life’s purpose to reach Helen. She taught Helen how to communicate through touch. And when she tried to tell Helen about God, Helen said she already knew Him, but she just didn’t know His name. Despite the fact that she couldn’t hear or see, God still made Himself known to her.
All around us is the evidence of God. We find it not only in our lives, but all through creation as we see God’s hand at work.
As the apostle Paul pointed out, “For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God” (Romans 1:20 nlt).
I read an interesting statement by Robert Jastrow, an astrophysicist and former director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. He wrote, “It seems as though science will never be able to raise the curtain on the mystery of creation. For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.”
God will reveal himself to the true seeker. And the bottom line is this: There is no excuse for living in rebellion against the God who loves us. He will make Himself known to every person who truly wants to know Him.
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