December 15th’s Advent Devotional
For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
I remember years ago when Life magazine ran a cover story that asked a very provocative question. Famous for its breathtaking photos, the cover featured a stunning picture of the heavens, filled with stars, galaxies, and planets. And on it were printed the words, “Who is God?”
What a question! Humanity has wondered about the Creator from the beginning. And you know, that’s the very question a group of learned men from the East sought to answer so long ago as they looked into the heavens. These men, whom the Bible calls magi, saw something in the stars that led them to travel across hundreds of miles of desert and rough country to visit a toddler in the little town of Bethlehem.
Two thousand years later, people still look at the stars scattered across the sky, or the vastness of an ocean, or mountains capped with snow in the hottest summer and try to make sense of it. That’s because inside every man and woman is an innate sense that creation has a Creator, and so must we.
So whether you’ve known Jesus for years or are just testing the waters of faith, start the journey of discovering God through creation. If you don’t know Christ, maybe you’ll meet Him. And if you do, it will deepen your faith. But it must start by looking into creation and asking that question: “Who is God?”