For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.  (Romans 1: 20)

Every time I look out my window at the mountains, I’m reminded of the God who created all things. The woods are bursting with color, and the orange, red, and yellow leaves brighten even the dreariest rainy day. One of my favorite things about fall in the mountain is how bright each day looks. Clouds and rain cannot compete with the splashes of color illuminating the woods.

How can one not believe in God when they look at creation? Scripture tells us that we have no excuse for not knowing God. From the majestic mountains to the vast oceans, we can clearly see him reflected in the wonder of all he has created.

Life itself is a miracle. When we look at the complexity of the human body, and how it works, we know something so miraculous did not just happen by mere accident. It’s mind boggling to think about how a baby forms and develops into a beautiful human life. Life is too intricate and fascinating to be accidental.

All creation shouts the existence of a divine creator, but scientists continue to try to figure out the mystery of life. However, the theories they’ve come up with only lead to more questions rather than solid answers.

I’m glad we have the answer to creation in the scriptures. As the mountain begins its breathtaking transformation into the autumn season, I see the God of the universe clearly in the things he created. He is visible in the wildlife, plants, and trees. We see his workmanship in the sun, moon, and stars. The skies proclaim his glory.

As a lover of nature and the outdoors, I appreciate the fact that God uses the visible world around us to remind us that we are without excuse for not knowing him. We don’t have to try to figure out the how and why of life. We have God’s word revealing the truth. The opening chapters of the Bible gives us the details about creation. All things were designed perfectly by God.

As the beauty of a new season unfolds, I pray you will pause from the busyness of daily life to reflect on the marvelous creation around you. Take some time each day to celebrate the divine creator who made all things bright and beautiful and all creatures great and small.

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