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Exploring God’s World with God’s Word
The world is filled with evidence of God’s great love and power! Here are just a few things you can find around you that can help us understand our world, our God, and even ourselves.
- Water. Water is essential to all living things! Jesus used water to explain the importance of a relationship with God. He said, “Whoever drinks from the water that I will give him will never get thirsty again” (John 4:14). Water everywhere—from a sink tap to the color-changing lakes of Kelimutu Crater in Indonesia— can remind us of the only One who can satisfy our hearts.
- Olive Oil. In biblical times, oil was used for cooking, medicine, fuel for lamps, and religious rituals— like anointing (putting oil on someone’s head to mark them as set apart). Oil was useful, valuable, and seen as a blessing from God. In 1 Samuel 16:11-13, oil was used to declare that David would be king! But David’s anointing also marked the moment that the Holy Spirit settled with David. Even if we’ve never been anointed with oil, we now have the Holy Spirit with us. But you can still be reminded of how God chose you whenever you cook with olive oil!
- Tennis shoes. The world record for running a mile is 3 minutes and 48 seconds. Pretty fast, right?! But that runner didn’t start out that fast. To improve performance, athletes need practice, training, and perseverance. The same is true for building your faith! The Bible is filled with the examples and living wisdom of “runners” who have come before us.
- Cellphone. Isaiah, one of God’s prophets, shared messages God had for his people. Other records of God speaking are found in the stories of the burning bush and the Ten Commandments. God spoke to us through Jesus, who is sometimes called the Word of God (like in John 1!). Finally, God still speaks to us through the Bible. Are you listening for his voice?
- The Sun. The sun is 109 times as wide as the earth, by far the biggest object in our solar system. If it looks so small in the sky, that’s only because it’s (on average) 93 million miles away! Consider, if this is how big the sun is, how big must its creator be! Psalm 113:3 says, “From the rising of the sun to its setting, let the name of the Lord be praised.” When you see a beautiful sunrise or sunset, remember Psalm 113 and praise the Lord!
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