The Miracle of God’s Word
"In the beginning God created [spoke into existence] the heaven and the earth (Genesis 1:1).
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God . . . and the Word was made flesh . . . and we beheld His glory (John 1:1, 14).
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
(For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)
That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full (I John 1:1-4)."
The word communication is high-tech today. Most Americans spend their time creating, processing, or distributing information. An estimated 60 to 70 percent of us work in the field of information in some form. That has increased from 17 percent in 1950! Communication, according to the best-selling author, John Naisbitt, is the number one Megatrend for society as a whole.
Businesses are spending fortunes teaching their people how to tap into the information revolution. The world of education seems obsessed with the ability to communicate.
And in the high-touch areas of life, marriage counselors keep insisting that communication is no longer a luxury (it never has been), but is absolutely imperative to a healthy marriage. In our churches and civic organizations, there are seminars and lectures on speaking and writing effectively.
In every area of human existence, there is an overwhelming emphasis on communication, and there should be. Communication is one of the highest levels of man’s ability. It is one of the key physical capacities which sets us apart from animals, at least to the sophisticated degree we are able to achieve.
In such an atmosphere of hearing, sharing, and talking, have we forgotten to listen to the greatest Communicator of all? Has the explosion in communication robbed us of hearing the voice of the eternal God? Has the sensing capacity of our inner person become too dull to see, hear, and believe?
We must not be so overwhelmed with the information glut that we do not hear the voice of God. The miraculous beauty of His communications to us is breathtaking. Creation is a voice from God that penetrates the darkest corner of the universe. The atheist of Russia or China cannot keep this voice out. His personal communication, the Word or logos, transcends all human logic. That is, the Voice became Flesh so that His message would be in reach of the dullest mind. Yet, His most intimate communication is His personal presence in the human heart. We can know Him as our individual Savior and Lord. This intimate communication involves a two-way conversation. Our God yearns to be involved in the most intimate way possible in our life.
Now we are dealing with high-tech communication; as high as heaven itself.
AND GOD SAID!
In the beginning, God created. It was His personal communication. God spoke the world into existence. The energy of His words became substance and material. He said, "Let there be light," and there was light! There would never be a need for argument or proof. It was a communication of power and might unlike anything the universe has known since. It is hard to imagine! Our sun, a mere glint in the entire cosmos, was instantly created into a gaseous globe almost 900,000 miles in diameter, with its temperature increasing from 10,000Â° F at its lowest visible level to many, many million degrees at the center. And almost 93 million miles beyond that sun, another globe, 7,900 miles in diameter, appeared from nowhere to join that intergalactic display.
On this globe today, six billion-plus inhabitants of the earth are still able to view God’s miraculous communication through creation.
"The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is not speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line (or direction)is gone out through all the arth and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun." (Psalm 19:1-4).
God has communicated His glory through all of creation. No one is completely hidden from it. The Lord wove His design into every fabric of the universe, from the invisible electrons to the mammoth planets and far-flung galaxies.
How can a person look at the incredibly complex design of the heavens and not believe in the God of creation? Or how can a person be an atheist or agnostic when he contemplates the intricacies of the human hand or eye? To disbelieve defies design.
"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 (Romans 1:20).
Man can understand the Designer from the results of His design. No, one cannot experience the new birth without accepting Jesus, but the created world is a most explicit testimony of the great Creator.
A Goya or a Wyeth captures some part of creation on the canvas–the graceful figure of an athlete or the rich hue of a forest–and the people exclaim, "What an expressive, talented, artistic genius!" Those paintings may even sell for thousands of dollars.
But those same people may completely ignore the Creator who first formed that human figure, who set in motion the chemical miracle which makes the leaves change from green to red.
Our Father has spoken through creation. The grandeur of the mountains and the beauty of the sky all point to a God who desires the best for His children. He can be seen wherever you look.
All humans agree that there was a beginning. The problem, especially during this century, has been that few scientists agree how it all got started. One theory is this: "In the beginning, nothing, and nothing plus nothing became everything." This does not make sense. It takes a lot more raw faith to believe that the world started with nothing and became everything, than just to believe that God plus nothing equals everything.
God made the world from nothing to communicate the universal fact of His design and love for creation. Everything fits together too well not to believe. The balance of nature is much too specialized to be a cosmic accident. Learn as never before to talk to God and to listen to him.