Romans 1:20: “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.”

God is invisible – but then He isn’t. I have always felt closer to God being outdoors. If we are not impressed with the intricacies of outdoor life on this blue and green planet, then maybe we should check out the rest of the universe? According to current thinking, the observable universe is about 93 billion light years in diameter. We have been taking astonishing pictures from outer space. Through 25 years of Hubble Space Telescope research we found existing galaxies beyond our Milky Way, confirmed that the universe is expanding and discovered the role dark energy plays in this scenario; Hubble Space Telescope also gave us the first look at black holes; we have come up with names for new planets we saw in the far reaches of our solar system; we have discovered birthplaces of stars with clusters only about two million years old – which in stellar terms is very young! The sky is literally the limit to our discoveries – as far as I can see it, there are no limits.

Why would we want to find an excuse for not knowing God? What is the benefit of ignoring Him? Who wouldn’t want to meet this Genius who came up with everything? And why is it so outrageous to think that this Genius loves us? Looking around, it becomes pretty obvious that He likes to create. Is it far-fetched to believe that He loves what He creates?

What I find remarkable about God is His reluctance to coerce people. While He certainly has the power to manipulate us, He refrains from doing so. God respects His own creation enough to give us space to arrive at our conclusions in our own good time.

In the criminal justice system fingerprints play a crucial role to identify a perpetrator. God very generously left His fingerprints everywhere for us to uncover. I believe this is a telltale sign that God wants to be found.

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