Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Creation, what does it reveal?

Lately in class we have been discussing Natural revelation and special revelation. Below is a video of Louis Giglio, who gives a talk about how God has created the Universe. He goes into detail about how there are parts of the Universe that we cannot even see; how glorious the Lord is through his creation. This clip is just a quick version of the entire message that was given, but it shows just how much the Lord reveals himself through nature. Giglio discusses the enormous size of the different stars in the universe and compares them to the size of the earth. He says all this to show how great and powerful the Lord is.
Natural revelation is God’s witness to himself through nature, history, or conscience. It reveals and teaches us about God’s existence, power, wrath and character. This video helps to show some of what God has revealed to his through his creation.

While this video clip gives a synopsis of the full message, I would suggest watching it here

It reminds me of Psalm 19, which states,

"the heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour for the speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.
Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
Their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun."  

This video is a great reminder of how big our God is. How we serve a God that has created things that we may not even know about; things to marvelous for us to comprehend. In class, we are currently reading a book by Dr. Archibald Hart, called The Anxiety Cure. Anxiety is an issue that inflicts itself upon many people. I find at times where I am fearful or anxious that it is the moments when I feel that God has lost me somehow; that I am no longer being looked after by Him. While I know these are false beliefs, one of the ways that I can remember the invalidity of them is by looking at God's creation. His creation helps remind me that He is in control. God spoke only with words and the earth was created, He can certainly help me overcome things that happen in my life. Being able to see God through natural revelation is truly a gift that helps remind us how powerful, beautiful and great He is.


  1. It truly is so amazing to see God reveal Himself through His creation. Oftentimes I, too, am tempted to think that God has forgotten about me or does not care about my life, but He never lets me think this long when He reveals Himself to me in the smallest things; whether it is a sunset, a song, or a verse. Scripture that further convinces me that God is in control of everything, especially my life is Psalm 33:18-19 (NIV), "But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine." Anxiety cannot win any battle when confronted with a truth like that.

  2. Becky, I thought this post was awesome and a wonderful testament to how big our God is. It's so surprising to me in that there are so many people that look out into our universe and think that it all happened by chance. It seems that the more and more that I look into creation and see just how specific and fine detailed our universe is geared towards our life on this earth, the harder and harder it is to deny God has our creator. Even as immense our galaxy is, however, his natural and special revelation reveals how much God loves us and cares for us more deeply than all of these things. Great post!!


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