Fall is my favorite time of the year. I have lived in places where the autumn colors were more pronounced, but even in coastal Georgia we see some of the impact of the season.
Many of the trees will change colors and shed their leaves. Grass has slowed its growth. There is a coolness in the air, especially in the morning.
The cycle of the seasons is one more way that the universe shows off the greatness and majesty of God. The psalmist wrote, “The heavens declare the glory of God.” In that brief sentence David reminds us that God was in the details of creation. The beauty and majesty of our world reflect the goodness of God.
May I be blunt with you? I am amazed that anyone can experience the beauty of this world and reject the idea of God. It surprises many to hear this, but the majority of the first scientists were Christians. They believed in God, and they saw the wonder and the order of our universe as proof of his existence. Today, there are those who postulate that all of life came to be by accident.
To say that seems farfetched would be an understatement. Could an explosion at the local salvage yard result in a beautiful and smooth running automobile? Could a monkey type a novel?
It would seem clear that intelligence was involved in the making of our universe, even when it is not always evident in the study of it. And I want to make this clear. I’m not even arguing about the age of the universe. I’m talking about its origin.
Certainly Scripture teaches that God made everything that was made. He called it good. And then, upon his creation of human beings, He declared that it was, “very good.”
I am grateful for the one who made us in his own image. I am even more grateful that he loves us and wants a relationship with us.
What a privilege we have to be known and loved by the Almighty Creator of the universe! I am thankful he allows me to love and to worship him in return.