sexta-feira, setembro 16, 2011

Nature

Any of you dear readers out there have any doubt about the fact that I have a mother?

No, I’m sure. The fact that I am right here writing this message, the fact that I am in this world gives the answer. Surely there is a mother through which I came to this earth. And a father too. By staring at me anyone can tell that such woman exists.

But...what else do you know about her? Eliminating those of you who know me well, most of the rest of you wouldn't be able to tell her age, where she lives or her desires. Not even tell her name. My existence is an unquestionable evidence that she exists, but that doesn’t tell who precisely she is. She can be any woman above 50 years in the crowd. To know her it's important to "read the 'book of life' that she has written," so far.

Nature. The Universe. Human beings. Indicative of intelligence, A Creator, exist. Well, there are many who would discard this idea, but this is a question of faith. The Truth tells us A Creator organized everything. This probability is very strong.. In other words, some people say that Nature, The Universe show that there Is a God.

Yes, but...what God is this?

Nature alone can never show. This god may be any of thousands that are invented by humans. Just looking at The Universe we can't tell: Who He Is. His nature, essence or attributes. We can't tell what He is able to do.

To know Him we need to read His Book. The Book of Life, capital ‘L’. There is where we find The God who: created Nature, The Universe, human beings and also gave us life through our moms (and dads, too). We get to know that He revealed Himself in Jesus Christ. In order to know the Christian God looking around is not enough. We must look inside. Inside the Bible pages. Inside our hearts where He ingnited our faith. Inside his Love, where we have full Life.

Then, we can also look to nature and find that it is a permanent outdoor sign of the work of His hands
(Illustration from na Idea by Rev. Luiz Alberto dos Santos, Celsp, Canoas, RS)
Rev. Lucas André Albrecht
Chaplain at Ulbra, Parish Pastor at “St. Paul”,
Canoas ,RS, Brazil
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Text revision:
Ms. Kim Starr
MA Practical Theology & Deaconess Certified
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