Beyond the Weekend

June 24 | Evidence

June 24, 2015

Text: Romans 1.19-20

In Lystra, when Paul heals a man lame from birth, local Gentiles try to worship him and Barnabas as gods. But Paul and Barnabas tell them: “We too are only human, like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless [gods] to the living God, who made the heavens and the earth and the sea and everything in them. In the past, he let all nations go their own way. Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food” (Acts 14.15-17).

As Jeff Manion reminded us this past weekend, evidence of God’s existence is all around us. The delight of biting into a cheeseburger should remind us there is a God. He made the sun, gives the rain that grew the plants that made the bun, ketchup, mustard, and pickles, and nourished the cattle that gave the beef and the milk for the cheese.

As you raise your heart and hands to God today, make an effort to see evidence of him in your daily routine. Identify his gifts (colors in flowers, arms to hug your children, the food we enjoy). Be specific as you thank him for his good gifts.

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