Last week we saw days that alternated from sunshine to rain to clouds to sun again within hours. It was quite interesting to say the least. One of the beautiful results of this is the gift of a rainbow. In fact, if you look close, this was a double rainbow. I saw many pictures, many much nicer than my own, that showed the splendor of this sight. God sure does amazing work!
I know people will disagree with this statement, giving God the praise for the rainbow. Indeed, even my grade nine science teacher would say, “Gary, you know the rainbow is only light being refracted through water droplets in the air, separating into the various colours of the rainbow! This is not God. This is science.” He would not be alone in this assessment.
My response, however, is to ask, “Who created a world where light can be refracted through droplets of water, and make beautiful colours in the sky? Who gave us eyes to see these wonders? Who put into our minds to appreciate such beauty? Why would anyone associate beauty with God? The answer is simple: because there is a God, who created all these things, and uses them to draw our attention to him.
Everything was created so we could see our Creator. God’s desire is that from there people would see Jesus, God’s love come to humanity. For those who have eyes to see, hopefully they will also have a heart that responds to the invitation from God to know Him as Father, Saviour, King in our lives.”
The Apostle Paul was getting at that when he said
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 people are without excuse. (Romans 1:20)
I pray that when you see a rainbow, a sunset, a beautiful tree or flower, a babbling brook or the expansive ocean you will not see the beauty in these things, but will also look beyond that to the Creator. I pray you will see Jesus.
– Pastor Gary