Monday, August 5, 2013

Light Expressed

For His invisible attributes, that is, His eternal power and divine nature have been clearly seen since the creation of the world, being understood through what He has made.  As a result, people are without excuse.” Romans 1:20.

This morning as I watch the sunrise lending its light to creation I can’t help but to think of this verse.  Since the first sunrise God has been expressing His invisibility through the visible creation of His hands.  From the intimidating mountaintops to the vastness of the oceans, we witness the all-encompassing power of God.  We see the divine nature of God when a stranger stops to console us or a compassionate soul reaches out to help us.  The visibility of God is in everything and everyone but do we do our part?

As believers, we have within us the opportunity to make visible our invisible God.  We possess the capacity to communicate God’s truths helping others understand His ways.  Once we are believers we have no excuse to not be an expression of our glorious Creator.  Just as God placed the sun in the sky to provide light He has placed His spirit in our hearts to provide truth.  When plugged into His spirit we illuminate His power and nature becoming His expression of love and life.  As Christians, when we walk in the flesh we become barriers to His light and His expression is muted.  ‘Light rejected is light denied.’  But when we walk in His spirit we become visible expressions of God’s character and faithfulness.

Just as the sun lends its light to creation the spirit of God lends His invisible attributes to His people for expression.  Divine expression must find a place for revelation and the people of God are those vessels.

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