The voice of God speaks out in nature. It roars in the thunder and whispers in the gentle breeze. It reveals silent beauty in the sunset and lifts the heart with the song of the bird. God has also continued to be revealed through science. As technology has allowed us to peer further and further into space we come to better understand God’s immeasurable nature. And as that same technology has allowed us to deeper and deeper into living organisms, we come to better understand God’s complexity and the fine detail of His work.
In spite of how big and intricate and vast and mind-boggling God is, He is also a God who seeks to know each of us personally. He desires an intimate and deep relationship with each of us. This relational God is best revealed in the person of Jesus Christ. As God came and dwelt among us as the incarnate Jesus, we came to know Him personally. In His relationship with man, Jesus revealed God as love. This love was lived out through things such as hope, peace, comfort, forgiveness, mercy, service. Jesus patterned what a life lived as love should look like. It was shown in how He interacted and treated everyone that He encountered.
Through Jesus our God is so close we can rest in His presence when needed. He is so close we can hear the Spirit whisper into our life. He is so close we can come with our questions, joys, concerns, fears, doubts, praise, and thanksgiving. The God of all creation, in His vastness and complexity, is still our comforter, our guide, our companion, and our friend. For this I say, thanks be to God!
Scripture reference: Psalm 104: 1-9