"The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork."
How does God speak to us? Traditionally the Church has believed in both ‘natural revelation’ and ‘special revelation’.
We can learn about God through creation, for all of creation bears the fingerprints of God. In the Middle Ages they talked of the two books of God – the First “Book” of Creation and the Second, written book, the Bible. In fact, theological students were sent out to learn about God by spending time in nature.
We see this balance between the “book” of Creation and the written word of God in Psalm 19, where the first half of the Psalm talks about God speaking to us through Creation and the second half talks of the written Law of the Lord.
We often forget that God can speak to us through creation as Romans 1: 20 makes clear.
“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”.
The challenge this week is to listen to the voice of God in Nature and share with others. Either take a photo, it might be of the sunrise or sunset, or of the veins on a leaf and post with #Godsbeautifulcreation, or you can share and post an incredible image of the beauty of creation and share how it makes you feel about God.