On Sunday, I encouraged you to look for God’s design within the world. I gave the example of the wolves being reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park (you can learn more at https://www.yellowstonepark.com/things-to-do/wolf-reintroduction-changes-ecosystem).
What examples of God’s design did you find this week? E-mail them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Romans Paul tells us,
“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 God has made.”
God may be invisible, but you can see God’s power and character in the natural world.
Here is one example:
Imagine that you are in an argument with someone. You feel like you have been mistreated and you make comments like “That’s not fair!” and “Imagine if someone treated you that way!” By making those comments, you are appealing to a universal standard of right and wrong. You expect that both people should have some sense of what is fair or right.
In his book Mere Christianity C.S. Lewis develops the idea that all humans have an internal sense of right and wrong that has been placed on their hearts. He calls this a moral code. All across the world, in every culture, certain things are considered right and other things are considered wrong i.e. it is wrong to murder an innocent person.
If all humans have a sense of right and wrong, where did that this moral code come from?
It appears that God has placed a sense of right and wrong in each one of us. When you are looking for God’s design in the world, the first place you should look is inside of yourself! Examine your own heart and acknowledge that you also have a moral code. Sure, you may not always follow it, but that’s another discussion entirely 🙂
When I look around at the world, I see God in the majestic mountains and in the intricacies of our DNA. I see God in a child’s laugh and in a parent’s love. And I see God in myself and my own sense of right and wrong. Ever since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities have been made visible within this beautiful, diverse creation.
On Sunday, we continue the Let It Be… series by studying how humans are made in God’s image.
See you on Sunday!