No Filter Needed

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.

I did something yesterday that I do not do nearly enough, I took a real day off. No sneaking away to answer work emails, no household projects, I completely disconnected. A friend of mine had invited me for a boat ride to a small island here in Maine. I was caught up with the beauty of the water crashing against the boat, the green of the trees set against the light blue backdrop the sky created, everything was absolutely beautiful. No filter was needed.

His Invisible Attributes Are Absolutely Beautiful

Once we made it to the island and was able to really take in God’s creation, another friend of mine looked at me and said, “this cannot be an accident.” Think about the theories out there, something that did not exist bounced into another thing that did not exist, and over the course of billions of years, the world in all of its splendor was formed, a beautiful cosmic accident. But God’s word paints a different picture. John 1:3 explains… (3) All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made… To me, that makes more sense. If you look around at the world, it is very clear that there was a Creator that planned this entire thing, it was no accident at all.

What A Beautiful Creation

Have you ever taken the time to really look at God’s masterpiece? Most of us live lives that are packed to overflowing. If there is not a household chore to do, there is overtime at work. If there is not a concert to go to, there are parent/teacher conferences to attend. If there are not friends visiting, there are taxes to prepare. The point is, there is always something going on. We need to make sure we take time to really examine and appreciate God’s beautiful creation.

If This Is His Artwork, Can You Imagine The Artist!

Unfortunately, Romans 1:21 paints a dismal picture. Man sees the invisible attributes of God and instead of glorifying Him and being thankful, they become futile in their thoughts and their foolish hearts were darkened. How sad! How thankful should we be for the Artist that constructed such a beautiful masterpiece? Take a moment right now and thank God for all that He has created!

Closing Thoughts:

His masterpiece is proof of His glorious existence, we should be thankful for His invisible (and visible) attributes!

Colossians 1:16–17 (NKJV)

16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.

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