Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Moment God Opened My Eyes: Romans 1:20

One question I often get from you guys is: “Why/When/How did you become a Christian?” TBH, it was a long journey and I won’t share it all with you now, but I’ll share one special moment of realization with you. It starts with nature.

Do you believe every brilliant flower, stunning mountain range, and powerful ocean tide came about by accident? How is it that no two snowflakes are the same and that not even one human can create a lasting star in the sky? Did chance create 23 pairs of chromosomes per cell in each human? Or can you admit that there is intelligent design all around us? 

On my journey, I kept asking God “Show me you’re real! Make yourself known.” And then one day, while I was reading the Bible, I came across this Romans 1:20: “For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and DIVINE nature, have been CLEARLY perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been MADE. So that people are WITHOUT excuse.” 

Romans 1:20 felt like a punch to my stomach or a bucket of ice water on my face. It was a rising curtain. It unveiled this incredible truth I felt I always knew but didn’t know by name. I finally grasped the glory I’d been looking at but had been unable to label my whole life. 

God showed me His glory in life through nature, creation, and the things that have been made, but it wasn’t until I dove into the Word (the Bible) and sought him that he opened my eyes. There is a lot more than goes into my story, but there’s the moment He opened my eyes! 

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find;
knock, and it will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7

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