"The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows his handiwork." -Psalm 19

"For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood
by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without
excuse" - The Epistle of Paul to the Romans, chapter one, verse twenty

There is an old Chinese proverb: "If you wish to hide something, put it in the most obvious
place."

Have you ever looked for something, only to find it right in front of your face? If it had been a
snake, it would have bit you. Whether it is the car keys, glasses, shoes, a book, the checkbook...
we have all misplaced items in plain open sight.

Some people have misplaced God in plain open sight. It is so obvious when you see the
evidence; but, the evidence must be seen.

When I was a boy, we always went rabbit hunting on Thanksgiving Day. One of the first times I
went, my uncle motioned me over to him, signalling to be quiet. He then pointed up the hill and
said to shoot the rabbit sitting there. I looked at him, and asked what rabbit? He said look down
his arm and off his finger, as he pointed at the rabbit. I still didn't see it.He aimed his shotgun,
and said the rabbit was right on the sight, i still didn't see it. In disgust, he said he would shoot it
himself. But he was so frustrated with my inept attempts to see the rabbit that he missed! I saw
the rabbit as it ran off!

i have learned in the intervening years to see a rabbit in the woods; but, some people have
never learned to see God. Even when it is so obvious to others, they cannot see. However, they
can learn to see God, even as I learned to see a rabbit. God is evident in his creation. It is true:
"in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." The invisible things of God can be
seen in the visible elements of the earth, his eternal power and divinity. Look around, the
wonder of creation, the beauty of creation cry out the existence of the Creator.

I have an automobile. In fact, I have an Oldsmobile. Would you believe me if I said that my
Oldsmobile came into existence as the result of an explosion? If I told you that there was an
explosion that formed the metal into an engine and body, would you believe me? If I told you
even the rubber tires were a result of that explosion, what would you say?

You say, "D-u-u-h-h?! I don't think so!"

You would say I am ready for a straitjacket and a rubber room if I actually thought an automobile
could come into existence from an explosion. You would laugh in my face and call me crazy.
And you would be right! Why? Because the design of an automobile is far too intricate to happen
by chance. The tolerances are measured in thousandths of an inch, and in tenths of a pound of
torque. Everything must fit together just right for it to work. If one thing is out of whack, the car
won't run.

The same thing is true about a blade of grass. It is far too intricate to have happened by chance,
or as the result of a big bang. In fact, a blade of grass is more advanced and more intricate than
an automobile. You want proof? I can take you to any number of assembly plants around the
world where automobiles are manufactured daily. I cannot take you to a single place where a
blade of grass is created. A living blade of grass. Artificial turf, maybe, but not living grass that
converts light to nutrition making the exchange of carbon dioxide to oxygen. You cannot find the
assembly plant which creates a blade of grass that will grow.

Man is incapable of creating even a single blade of grass with all the technology and
intelligence he has accumulated. How can you believe that such design, such balance -- even
down to the molecular and atomic level could come about by mere chance? It is as
non-sensical, or may even more non-sensical, than believing my Oldsmobile came about by a
big bang.

Let us with the angels of heaven worship the Lord our God.

"Ah Lord God! behold, you have made the heaven and the earth by your great power and
stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for you" -- Jeremiah, chapter thirty-two, verse 17
"You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for you have created all things,
and for your pleasure they are and were created" - The Revelation of John, chapter four, verse
eleven

"Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things
which are seen were not made of things which do appear" ~ Hebrews, chapter eleven, verse
three

"Lord, you are God, who has made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is" --
The Acts of the Apostles, chapter four, verse twenty-four

"Praise you the Lord.
Praise you the Lord from the heavens:
praise him in the heights.
Praise you him, all his angels:
praise him, all you stars of light.
Praise him, you heavens of heavens,
and you waters that are above the heavens.
Let them praise the name of the Lord:
for he commanded, and they were created." - Psalm 148, verses one through five

"God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth,
dwells not in temples made with hands; neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he
needed any thing, seeing he gives to all life, and breath, and all things; and has made of one
blood all nations of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined the times
before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; that they should seek the Lord, if
perchance they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: for
in him we live, and move, and have our being; s certain also of your own poets have said, For
we are also his offspring. Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think
that the Godhead is like to gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device. And the
times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commands all men every where to repent:
because he has appointed a day in which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man
whom he has ordained; whereof he has given assurance unto all men, in that he has raised
him from the dead." - The apostle Paul at Mars Hill in Athens, Greece; The Acts of the Apostles,
chapter seventeen, verses twenty-four through thirty-one.
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