The Language of Creation
Someone once said that God has written two great books: One of these books is the Bible and the other is creation. God speaks to us clearly through them both.
1. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Often times, men go about their business on this earth without giving thought to their Creator at all, when all around them is the evidence of him, and all of the time he is speaking to them. God’s creation proves his existence, but it goes much further than this: it declares his glory and shows his craftsmanship as well. “Sheweth”, in this passage, means “to stand boldly out” or to make obvious.
2. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
Every day God is speaking to man through his creation, and every night he freely shows us his knowledge. The sun speaks to us of his greatness, righteousness, power, judgment, faithfulness, and grace in giving us light and warmth. The stars speak to us of his great knowledge, and his concern for each created thing.
“He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.”
The moon and stars speak to us of his faithfulness in providing light even in darkness. Space itself speaks to us of his greatness and our littleness. All of God’s heavenly creation speaks of his goodness to us in allowing us to witness the great beauty that he has created. The design of the heavenly creation speaks of his great knowledge and wisdom.
“The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.”
3. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
Isn’t it wonderful that the language of creation is universal? It makes no difference whether you speak Chinese, Swahili, Spanish, Hebrew, German, Japanese, one of the many Filipino dialects, a native American language, English or any other language or dialect on this earth. All of us can easily understand the language of creation, for it is our common “native tongue”.
4. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
The heavens can be seen from every square inch of the surface of this earth. And wherever we might travel, their words are there. It is within the heavens that the sun makes its home. The sun speaks of Christ:
“But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings…” (Malachi 4:2)
5. Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
John the Baptist spoke of Christ as the Bridegroom:
“He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.”
Christ will come back one day for his bride (the Church). This will be more glorious than any sunrise ever seen. When Christ returns he will not come in weakness, but in power. He will not come to suffer, but to conquer and redeem.
6. His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
“If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.”
God is speaking to you. Are you listening?