Humans are the only Creation that choose to forget God
If all the critters and trees and rocks and fields don’t have a problem acknowledging Who made them, why do we?
Just ask the animals, and they will teach you. Ask the birds of the sky, and they will tell you. Speak to the earth, and it will instruct you. Let the fish in the sea speak to you. (Job 12:7-9)
We have a cat who lives in our house. This animal is something else. I’m really rather fond, no matter how often she rips my hands to shreds with her aggressively happy greetings. And there are times when she looks at me that I suspect she really knows more than she lets on.
Has that ever happened to you? You have a pet or interact with an animal in some way that indicates to you an understanding that you lack?
Granted, some animals (*cough,cough*sheep*cough,cough*) are just stupid and there’s no hope for them. (Just joking. Not really.)
But then, people can be pretty stupid too, can’t they? I like to think that the animals around us regard us as bozos when we worry about where our food is going to come from or when we fret about finances. Animals don’t worry about those things because God has made a way to provide for them (generally speaking, of course).
Animals have this right. They know who made them. They don’t question it. You don’t see animals marching in protests to make sure the world knows they evolved from slime. You don’t see animals insisting that they get to change genders or abort their offspring.
Yes, I’m being facetious. Just a bit. But animals are fully aware of who made them, and if you watch how they live, how they exist, how they play, you’ll see God’s creative genius in every motion and every sound.
Scripture says in many places for us to look at animals and nature to see God reflected there. This passage out of Job is just one. Animals, birds, fish—all of them will point at God as Creator. The Earth itself teaches that Someone Powerful and Creative planned every aspect of it. God is so confident of this that He tells us humanity is without excuse for recognizing Him as Creator, even if we don’t acknowledge Him as Lord (Romans 1:19-21).
So if all the critters and trees and rocks and fields don’t have a problem acknowledging Who made them, why do we?
Questions for Reflection
What happens when we accept that God is the One who Created us (and everything)?
Why do you think God is so confident that Nature reveals the Truth about Who He Is?
What is something about an animal or a part of nature that you’ve observed that you feel points directly to God?
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