Romans 1:19-20 Since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
Psalm 19:1-4 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun,
I’ve often wondered about tribes in extremely remote areas. If no one tells them about God, how will they know Him? Are they condemned to hell because of the unfortunate remote place of their birth?If a missionary never reaches these people, are they doomed? What about those people that live in our cities and our towns who have never stepped foot in a church? What about the people who run in different circles, circles that never overlap with the circle of a Christian willing to share the gospel? Does God forsake them? His Word assures us that He does not!
We can’t confuse God with nature, but we must acknowledge that through nature God makes himself known. Living on a farm has removed any doubt about this. When we awake in the early morning hours and dawn has not yet overcome the darkness, there is stillness in the air. It is so quiet that you can literally hear the breath of God. The sky is filled with stars, and the moon shines brightly like a little night light to lend light to us as we await the dawning sun. The sun gradually begins to peak out. First, the sky begins to light up ever so slightly, and then colors begin to fill the morning sky. The sky above is filled with golden hues of yellow, rose shades of pink, and beautiful blues. God fills the earth with glorious color and paints a sky more beautiful that the greatest of art in the best museum. The sun doesn’t merely pop up every morning. God gives it a brilliantly colorful introduction that takes my breath away every time.
As the sun arises, and sometimes even before it peaks out, the critters begin to stir. The dogs run, and jump, and bark playfully. The turkeys gobble, the chickens cluck, and the emus make their little whistling coo. The peacocks squawk loudly so as not to be ignored, and the sheep and goats baa, baa, baa. Birds are joyfully singing and welcoming the new day. In the distance we can hear our cows lowing. As day breaks, we can see the beautiful trees, flowers, the clover on the ground, and grass in the fields. None of this came about by happen chance! It’s not the result of a big bang or evolution. No, my friends, this is the work of the Master!
God created the heavens and the earth. And every single day God’s glory is being proclaimed. The glory and majesty of God’s presence is a constant testimony to His greatness. With every rising sun, we are reminded of His existence. It isn’t a verbal revelation, but rather a complete non-verbal reminder of who He is, and there is no language barrier. God makes His presence known, and He reveals Himself to us through His spectacular creation.
Now this doesn’t mean we should stop proclaiming the gospel. God revealed the gospel to us through Jesus Christ, and we can not keep that good news to ourselves! It is our calling as believers to share the gospel. He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. (Mark 16:15) Let us continue to spread the gospel, and may we reach a great many people and people groups. But we must remember, our calling is to share the Word, but God himself will do the revealing!!