“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. ...Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.”John 1:1, 3
God’s revelation is manifest in two ways: His natural revelation and His special revelation. His natural revelation can be marveled at by anyone, anywhere. Humanity portrays Him by bearing His image. His handiwork is displayed from the orbits of celestial bodies around the center of the galaxy to the orbits of electrons around the nucleus of atoms. I worked as camp naturalist on Catalina Island where the intricacies both in the geology and the biology of the island are almost endless. The sheer number of endemic species found nowhere else on Earth makes this island a playground for scientists, some of whom have dedicated their lives to its study.
However, we have an even more astounding revelation, a special revelation to which all God’s natural revelation points. It’s in His written Word, the source of truth. Dedicating our lives to studying it makes us not only stand in awe, but gives us hope that, when everything turns back to dust at the end of time, we will live in a magnificent new heaven and new earth.
Let every beautiful thing remind you of Christ. Look for the beauty of the gospel in every verse of the Bible.