GENERALLY SPEAKING

 When theologians talk about General Revelation, they refer to the ways that God has exposed Himself through the natural world.  What can we observe about God’s nature through examining the natural world?


Psalm 19:
1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
 2 Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.
 3 There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. 
 4 Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. 


The question is have you heard what the sky and the universe are saying?  Every generation of every people group have looked up and heard something about God by observing the natural world.


Romans 1:
20 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 men are without excuse.


Have you not seen the invisible?  The visible world speaks loud and clear to this other world.

On Thursday night I took the youth group on an urban tour of the immediate church neighborhood.  Within two blocks I pointed out a list of miracles and tragedies that happened in the last several years.  As we walked back on a residential street I instructed them to be silent and listen with their ears and heart.  When we returned, we discussed our observations.

What did you hear?  Birds, conversations, traffic, televisions, dogs--- beyond the obvious sounds, there were things heard within.  One of the young men noted that he had never noticed how many beautiful flowers there were in the midst of derelict properties.  Life was happening in the midst of neglect and decay.

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