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Topic: Foreign Language (12/09/10)
TITLE: A Language Everyone Understands
By Dee Washington
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Most of all I love the sky. I proudly and frequently tell all of my friends and even strangers, I’m a sky watcher! I love getting up early to watch the day break into different hues of lavender-gray to orange and fire red. Big, puffy clouds against gorgeous shades of blue are indescribable in their beauty. I even look forward to a spring storm; watching as a mighty wind pushes the clouds across the sky is incredible.
As night settles, I love to stare into the deep at the various shades of midnight-blue and wonder how some stars twinkle and the moon stays still, and how day and night continue to rotate and give way to one another right on time. It’s all glorious. And my finite mind can only imagine to a small degree how infinite the celestial environment is. I don’t even have the words to describe the wonder of it all!
But as I look at it all, I know that for the phenomena of heaven and the atmosphere to exist, creative intelligence and knowledge is required. For them to maintain their cohesive functionality, takes skillful planning. To bring anything with the complexity of planets and stars into being takes great vision and wisdom. For novas and supernovas to know when to explode and die, and for solar systems to live on for millions of light years, super power is required.
The being that causes it all to be or not to be must have greater intelligence and knowledge, more wisdom and greater power, and must “be” before any of these things can exist. That being must transcend it all and must in fact have all power.
Psalm 19:1 NIV states, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” Everything in the firmament - clouds, the wind, rain and thunder, gravity, space, the sun, the moon, the stars and everything contained within them - speaks out boldly from the vast distance, and states publicly of the beauty, the wisdom, the knowledge, and the power of the Creator of it all – God! The same wisdom that set the heavens in order and hung the earth within its expanse and divided light from darkness also created you and I.
And with the same wisdom, skillful planning, and vision, God makes his existence known in a language which leaves no defense for mankind’s rejection of him, “For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse (Romans 1:20 NIV).”
If you or I never tell the world about God, the heavens preach and the firmament delivers the sermon confirming that he exists (Psalm 19:1 NIV). Just as day constantly gives way to night again and again so, “Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge (vs. 2).” Their message has been clearly spoken to every nationality, “There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard (vs. 3).” Comprehensible in every dialect and in every tongue all over the world, “Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world (vs. 4)…”
One method the Almighty Creator has chosen to present himself and his marvelous works is through his creation. And by what he has made, God calls us all to come and acknowledge him. The heavens and the skies shout the incredible beauty of his being universally, and their language, everyone understands - I AM, in English;
Ik ben, in Dutch;
Я уверен, in Russian;
Olen, in Finnish;
אני, in Hebrew;
Eu sou, in Portuguese;
وأنا, in Arabic;
Jag är, in Swedish;
Είμαι, in Greek;
Jestem, in Polish;
ı 'm, in Turkish;
ฉัน Am, in Thai;... ... ...
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