Suggested Reading: Psalm 97
“The heavens proclaim His righteousness, and all the peoples see His glory.” Psalm 97:6
“How could anyone deny Your existence, God?” I wondered as I gazed at the morning sky.
He didn’t respond with, “Yeah, I know!” In fact what I heard surprised me.
“You know, it’s a matter of science,” the voice said, “it’s just light streaming through drops of water reflecting a prism of color.”
God was giving me a glimpse of how unbelievers see things. I see Glory; they see science. It made sense in a way it never has before. I’ve always known science explains many things that awe and inspire, but I’ve always attributed that science to God. The conversation I had with God opened my eyes to how deceived people are.
It’s not as simple as I think it should be.
I’m more motivated now to show grace to my unbelieving friends-instead of criticism. Most of all I’m inspired to pray for them and be a stronger witness with my life. They need to see my life transformed, not hear my words of condemnation. Speaking truth in love requires a fine line of discernment, but its possible with the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
The heavens absolutely declare the glory of God but my unbelieving friends may never see it if I don’t consistenly walk the walk.
Prayer: Jesus, forgive me for not loving in action and truth as you’ve commanded. ( 1 John 3:18) Unite my attitude, actions, and speech harmoniously to declare a greater testimony of your grace than the brightest rainbow in the heavens.
Here is a statement of science; without light there is no color. Color is determined by light’s reflection upon an object. But it is written, sin loves the dark. Our prayer is then for the light of the Lord to shine through us to reflect Jesus into the world. AMEN!
Thanks for commentating, I love your illustration of reflecting God’s light in the same manner a rainbow is created. Nice!
Very good. It’s with much wisdom that we realize the world doesn’t see through eyes of faith as we do, nor do they hear our sometimes churchy language.As you say so well, it’s on our shoulders to learn to communicate the message of grace with a language that respects their inability to see and hear. Much like Paul’s “unknown god” technique. Blessings.
Thanks for your reply. You’re absolutely right, our churchy language is difficult for one who has been blinded by the god of this world to understand. I received a comment from an atheist on this post which I decided not to publsh due to its harsh nature. But it was basically commenting on my intolerance and condescending language (?) regarding their beliefs. I pray for the Holy Spirit to open their eyes and the eyes of others before it’s too late! One day every knee will bow, whether they want to or not, in the meantime I want to live my life to glorify God and testify of His transforming power!