Romans 1:20–21 (NKJV)
20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.
There are so many times in life where the answer we are looking for is clearly in front of is, but we just fail to see it. I don’t know how many times I have been looking for my keys and overlooked the places in plain sight, usually sitting right on the kitchen counters. Embarrassingly enough, I also once searched for a good thirty minutes for my glasses, only to find that I had them on the entire time. Sometimes the answer is so close to us that it actually makes it difficult to find.
Since the creation of this world, God has made Himself very clearly seen. Think about the amazing way He created the world, the complexities involved, the way He left nothing to doubt. When we look at the world around us it is clear that the entire world has been designed. When we can look at a world that works so perfectly, we are left with only believe that a grand design such as the world must have been created by a Creator. The design of the world is so clear that it leaves us without excuse for not believing.
When something is so clearly designed, we know that there has to be a Creator. As a society, we have tried to come up with clever theories and ideas in rearguards to the creation of the world, but it still all points back to a Creator, and we know that. So why do some stray away from belief? They do not want to glorify Him. To admit there is a Creator, means we have to admit and submit to a Master. Instead of surrendering to the Creator, many of us fall to our futile thoughts.
Look at the world around us, it is clear that our futile thoughts have led to darkened hearts. The world needs Jesus today more than ever. We must pay attention to the directions we have been given in Matthew 5:14–16… (14) “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. (15) Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. (16) Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven… This dark world needs us to be the light, we must be a city on a hill, a lamp on the lampstand, we must shine the light so brightly that the world will know the love of Jesus through us.
The world has rejected creation, even though the invisible attributes are clearly seen. It is so important that we continue to be the light of the world, to reach a lost and dying world. Do not hide the light, instead, shine it brightly for all to see.
Psalm 119:105 (NKJV)
105 Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.