Can you really see proof of God in Nature? It’s a great question that I’ll get to in a moment.
I love when fall really starts to kick into full gear. You get the excitement of football fast approaching the postseason, the basketball season has gotten underway, and I even enjoy the crisp cold Northern California air in the morning. I’m even tempted to pick up a hot beverage to enjoy even though I really don’t like them [I know, I know I’m a little weird, but I’ve come to terms with it]. Living in wine country this time of year can be really invigorating; color is all around you, and just stepping outside can turn around a bad day.
One of my favorite things about the changing of the seasons is that it reminds me that God created nature with order. Fall follows summer, winter follows fall. The seasons come and go like the best designed clockwork. The changes of the seasons are so dependable that most of us probably take it for granted; planning our lives, and especially our vacations, around weather that is months away. Although we cannot always predict weather on a specific day weeks in advance, have you ever experienced the leaves changing to their autumn color 6 months early? I haven’t. This kind of order does not come from chaos.
Imagine bringing home a piece of furniture from Ikea; You transfer the box from your car inside your home, and eventually you build it. None of us expect that the furniture will randomly assemble itself if we leave it alone in the box long enough. This is because, deep down, we understand that something as complex as a piece of furniture must be designed and built.
Is There Proof Of God In Nature?
In the Bible, Paul tells us that even if we had no other way of knowing about God, there is proof of God in nature. Nature is so much more complex than a piece of furniture, and if we are willing, we can see God’s creativity and workmanship in anything we deem “natural”.
For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. – Romans 1:20
May you find enjoyment in the changing of the seasons. I hope you can be open to seeing proof of God in nature. God is the creator of order. He is also crazy in love with us, and He desires to have a personal relationship with you.