When it comes to choosing a life with faith in God, there are questions. Big questions. Some of us want to believe, but there are things we are aren’t settled on. One normal, big picture question is: Is there a Creator?
It is a normal, logical question. The Bible tells followers of Jesus that they should be able to give a reasoned response for their faith in Him. Let’s begin to answer this question from a brief, but very pointed passage from Psalm 19.
A Creator Revealed through Creation (Psalm 19:1-2)
The author of this passage, David, referred to a couple of points of creation, which he concluded give us visible proof of a Creator: “The heavens” (v. 1a) and “the skies” (v.1b). His reference to the heavens is used 420 times in the Old Testament, and means specifically the realm of the sun, moon and stars. Today, we might use the word “cosmos”. The skies refer to the visible daytime sky, the visible expanse or arch of the sky, according to the Old Testament. So what is significant about both of these points of creation?
David answers us by pointing to what creation reveals to us, if we will only look carefully. First, he said, “The heavens declare the glory of God”. “Declare” means to list in detail, to exhibit, and is sometimes used to describe a musical chord played on a stringed instrument. Just as beautiful music reveals an author, so does the beauty and grandeur of the cosmos reveal a Creator. Then he states, “the skies proclaim the work of His hands.” The term “proclaim” is similar in meaning to declare, except that it is even more intense. Proclaim means make something conspicuous or obvious. David’s simple point is this: Creation makes the reality of a Creator conspicuous or obvious if we look.
Dr. Hugh Ross, astronomer and author of the book, The Creator and the Cosmos, writes: “… all the data accumulated in the twentieth century tells us that a transcendent Creator must exist… Not only does science lead us to these conclusions, but so also does the Bible, and it is the only holy book to do so.” If you were walking down the street and saw a bicycle laying across the sidewalk, would you conclude that the winds blew all the parts together to form a bike, or would you assume on a rational basis that someone built or created that bicycle? Psalm 19 states that if you really look at creation, it reveals the existence of a Creator.
A Creator Revealed throughout the World (Psalm 19:3-4)
David notes in v.3 that our Creator reveals Himself to all people: “There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.” The word “heard” means to hear intelligently, to listen carefully. If you pay attention, God reveals Himself through creation. But, according to v.4, our Creator does not just want to reveal Himself to you, He desires to engage you on a personal basis: “ their words (go) to the ends of the world.” The phrase “their words” refers to establishing discourse, and in this case, discourse between God and His creation (us). The Creator leaves no one out when you are willing to search for Him.
Paul in the New Testament said it this way: “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
You are never likely to arrive at believing that a Creator loves you and wants to engage your life until you settle the question “Is there a Creator?” According the Bible and other sources, the evidence in creation is overwhelming that there is indeed a Creator behind life. It seems rather irrational to conclude otherwise.
So what is your conclusion? The Bible does not ask you to check your brains at the door or leave your questions at home in order to pursue faith. In fact, just the opposite. His word challenges us to look and investigate what the truth is.