If you stumbled upon a brick wall in a remote forest, you would assume a mason came before you. If you place anything green in that forest under a microscope, you would find a microscopic brick wall. But it's more...
If you stumbled upon a brick wall in a remote forest, you would assume a mason came before you. If you place anything green in that forest under a microscope, you would find a microscopic brick wall. But it's more complex than that. It's a wall made of bricks that make more bricks AND bricks that stack themselves! If we saw this happening on the scale of a man-made brick wall, we would marvel at the engineering, at the invention of this "magical" self-constructing wall, and at the invention of this new technology. And yet when some can't see it with their naked eyes, they marvel at life while deluding themselves that there isn't a great Engineer who conceived it, designed it, and created it.
The Psalmist writes, "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands." (Psalm 19:1, NIV) When we are surrounded by man’s creation of concrete, buildings, manicured lawns, and city lights, it is no wonder that fallen man cannot see or perceive the invisible attributes of God.
Believing friends, I call you to “stop and smell the roses” and marvel that God designed you with two incredibly sensitive cameras that perceive the colors. He gave you a chemical sensor in your nose. Acoustic sensors to hear the birds. He gave you a brain that has the capacity to appreciate this beauty and enjoy it. Urbanites, I call you to find time to escape the hustle of man’s creation, observe the created order, marvel at the heavens, and worship their Creator.
This verse encourages us to study the created natural world in order to perceive the “invisible.” He who has eyes, let him see: God's eternal power is clearly seen in the fundamental forces, His order in the well-tuned solar system, His timelessness in the theory of relativity, His creativity through the diversity of life, His love through the feeding of sparrows, His beauty in the wild flowers, His power in the storm, and His size in the vastness of the universe. As Thomas Obadiah Chisholm wrote in "Great Is Thy Faithfulness," let us "[j]oin with all nature in manifold witness."