January 21, 2018 | Sharad Yadav
Scripture: Romans 1:18-25 | Series: Epiphany 2018
Even though God, in himself, is unknowable and dwells in unapproachable light, he has addressed us in the creation. We are constantly, in every moment of our waking lives, having an experience of God just by virtue of being alive. Paul tells us that the creation order plainly reveals God to all humankind in a way that leaves human beings unable to excuse themselves for not having recognized him. The problem, of course, is that we haven’t recognized him. The controversial truth of our spiritual blindness resides in the fact that its our vision which is impaired, not the sufficiency of his revelation. And the consequences of this, it turns out, are far deeper than being correct or mistaken about God. Our vertical blindness, Paul says, results in a profound lack of horizontal human connection. We’re left as tragically blind people adrift in a sea of light. But the point of the Good News is that faith in Jesus can actually open our eyes to see the presence of God radiating throughout the creation.