God made his handiwork so clear that even a child can see the witness of it (Romans 1:18–20). The beauty of His work is inescapable—and an undeniable witness to His existence.
It seems to me that creation praises God just by being what it was created to be in all its incredible variety. And since most of the creation is beyond mankind’s awareness (in the reaches of space, the heights of mountains, and at the bottom of the sea), it wasn’t created merely to serve purposes that have to do with us. It was created for the enjoyment of God.
Ranger Rick arrives. We open it and read about the European water spider that lives at the bottom of a lake, but breathes air. It somersaults on the surface of the water and catches a bubble of air. It holds it over the breathing holes (book lungs) in the middle of its body while it swims to the bottom of the lake and spins a silk web among the seaweed. Then it goes up and brings down bubble after bubble until a little air balloon is formed where it can live and eat and mate. This is just one undeniable witness.
I sit there with my mouth open and I think I feel the pleasure of God saying, “Yes, and I have been enjoying that little piece of art for thousands of years before anybody on earth knew it existed. If you only knew how many millions of other wonders there are beyond your sight that I behold with gladness everyday! One day I will share them with you in eternity. Then you will witness it all!”
A great Designer repeats and re-uses excellent design from one order to another – today let’s look at the use of color:
The Undeniable Witness
Look around you and see the witness of the handiwork of God!
“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.” ~Romans 1: 20
“People see God every day, they just don’t recognize him.” ~Pearl Bailey
“If God had wanted to be a big secret, He would not have created babbling brooks and whispering pines.” ~Robert Brault
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