Rom 1:18-19 tells us what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 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 people are without excuse. Common grace, we said yesterday, is the grace available to all, even before people are saved. God’s creation provides testimony to His might, as Psalm 19:1-4 declares (The heavens declare the glory of God;the skies proclaim the work of his hands.Day after day they pour forth speech;night after night they reveal knowledge.They have no speech, they use no words;no sound is heard from them.Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,their words to the ends of the world.’)

This psalm formed the basis for Aaron Shust’s song ‘Create Again’ and is a powerful reminder of the majesty and mercy of God:

‘Separated from night
You spoke and then there was light:
They point to You;
Divided water from land
Bowing to Your command:
They point to You.
The sun that’s blazing at noon
And every phase of the moon:
They point to You.
A baby’s cry and the way
A sunset closes the day:
They point to You.
For You’re the only One worth praising
More radiant than earth and sky
And everyday that I survey Your creation
I see why, I see why.
God of everything I see,
Come create again in me.
You were yesterday
and You will always be,
So take each breath that I breathe
And be the life that I bleed.
Create again in me
The storm that’s raging at sea
The little child on her knees:
They point to You
Your grace that’s poured out on me,
The sacrifice on a tree:
They point to You.
Your Word vaults across the sky
From sunrise to sunset
Melting the ice, scorching the desert
Warm our hearts to faith.’ (‘Create Again’, Aaron Shust)