You know I love God, I believe in God, I live for God. But it hasn't always been like that. In my 'lost' period, when I wasn't sure what I believed I always knew there was 'a' god, because I would look around me at the beauty of creation and be in awe. It's one thing I find hard to hear from atheists because when I look around me I think 'how can you not believe?' and I don't need to hear the scientific reasons why they don't believe in a creator, or why this molecule goes with that molecule, or why that organism survives because of that particular feature. I just see creation and I know God is there. that's it.
My reading today was from Psalm 19, which I was delighted by because I had forgotten how much I love the beginning of this psalm:
1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
3 They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.
4 Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.
5 It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
6 It rises at one end of the heavens
and makes its circuit to the other;
nothing is deprived of its warmth.
Isn't it so poetically beautiful? just the very thought that all creation calls out the greatness of God just by being there. I love staring at the sky on a clear night and seeing all the stars. And you know, the more you look, the more you see. It's like the depth of the glory of God just seems to increase as I gaze on. And yet there are no words coming from the sky, no sound (save the odd airplane from Gatwick..;) ) but yet they sing out the awesomeness of God
I love that word - awesome - yes I know its rather American, but it's just perfect to describe God - the online dictionary says this: Awe: an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, fear, etc., produced by that which is grand, sublime, extremely powerful, or the like...
that is what I feel when I look at creation :)