Theology In Country Music: I Saw God Today
]18 But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness.[i] 19 They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. 20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.
To those who do not know Christ, the Bible says that God exists and can be seen throughout creation. One is without excuse. As we look at the beauty of nature, the sunrise, the sunset, the glory and power of lightning as it radiates on a dark night, we know in our hearts there is also a God. The bad news in this statement is that because there is a God, there is also a law and a standard that will be applied to everyone. Because there is a law, and because there is a standard, then God must also judge everyone. More bad news, we are all (including myself) guilty. The good news is that we can be declared innocent through the death and resurrection of his Son Jesus. The song George sings is: “I Saw God Today.” It is a song about a man who has seen God in the birth of his new-born child and in the creation he sees outside. I thought to myself that on that first Christmas morning, Mary herself could have said in her heart after the birth of her firstborn Jesus: “I saw God today.”
To the believers I ask: “When people look at us, can they say about us; “I’ve seen God today?” After all we are created in his image, and we are supposedly being conformed daily into the image of Christ.” In short we maybe the only God sighting people see today, let us be a positive reflection.
In conclusion I say to the non believer whether you realize it or not, you have seen God today in his creation, but I ask you to not just see Him but know Him through his son Jesus. Invite Christ into your heart today.
Our prayer as believers should be: “Lord let people see you in me today.”
Until next time,
when you see God today, say Hi!
pastor greg t.