“Can’t You See It?”

 

         “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, so that men are without excuse.”  Romans 1:20

 

         This verse is the focal point of our Awana lesson tonight.  This evening, I will share with the kids how God reveals Himself through nature and the Bible.  Romans 1:20 reminds us that the hand God is evident in the things around us.  Tonight, we will look at the miracles of birds in flight and the enormousness of our planetary systems. 

         As I was trying to think of various illustrations of God’s hand in creation, I remembered one concerning a watch in a bag.  If you were to take all the pieces of a watch—every little part of it, and place it in a bag and shake it up, what are the odds that it could flawlessly put itself together?  Not very good.  If we are comparing that to the creative and sustaining act of God in the world, perhaps we should smash a watch with a sledgehammer and then put it in the bag and start shaking.  The odds are still ridiculously poor that it could perfectly form a watch in any amount of time (no pun intended).

         To make the illustration more relevant to God creating all He did out of nothing, perhaps we should just put some of the elements in the bag, like sand for glass, or iron for metallic pieces, and then shake it up.  What are the odds?  No. We still haven’t gone far enough. We shouldn’t even start with the elements. God made those too.  So, let’s just start with an empty bag, and shake, shake, shake, shake… until a perfectly running, self-sustained, beautifully crafted watch pops out.

         “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities…have been clearly seen.”  Can you see it?

 

 

Pastor Mike

“Between Sundays”