The fact that there is a creation is evidence that there is a Creator.
Here’s what I mean. In elementary school science class I learned about cause and effect. Something can’t come from nothing. If a baby is born, it didn’t come from nowhere. Something had to happen nine months ago to bring it into existence. (Wink wink nudge nudge.)
Since our world is made up of physical matter, then something non-physical and outside of the physical realm needed to create it, something with intelligence to do so. And guess what? That’s God!
Richard Swinburne, the philosopher professor wrote: “The most general phenomenon that provides evidence for the existence of God is the existence of the physical universe for as long as it has existed… This is something evidently inexplicable by science.”*
I encourage you to just notice creation. Feel free to look around you and say, ‘Wow, Michelangelo pales in comparison.’
In Psalm 19:1 we read: “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”
I encourage you not only to notice God’s creation, but to think of it as evidence. As a result, not only will your spirits be lifted because of the beauty around you, but your faith will be reinforced.
–Today’s devotional is connected to my latest sermon based on Acts 14:8-20 and is called “God’s signature.” Click here to watch or listen.
–* Swineburne is a philosopher and emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of Oxford. This quote is from Swineburne’s yet-to-be published essay. It can be found online here.
–Bible quotes are from the NIV.