I am somewhat obsessed with sunrises and sunsets. As a matter of fact, it’s full-on obsession. Sunsets remind me that God is gloriously big and an artist. They remind me that I am small. The same thing happened when I saw the Grand Canyon. I just cried because of its might and grandeur. These beauties in nature are called general revelation. They are things that communicate to everyone and are intended to make us contemplate our maker. But, they fall short. A sunset may help me understand that there is a super power out there, but it doesn’t communicate the truth about me, my future, my past, my role in this world or even much about God’s character. Special revelation does that. Theologians distinguish general and special revelation in this way: special revelation is supernatural, miraculous and discloses God’s truth. In short, the Bible is the main form of special revelation that we have. And, that’s why we study it. Although general revelation may speak to our souls, it is not life-giving in the long run. God’s Word is. Only God’s Word can communicate the might of God, the sufficiency of His grace in the work of His Son and the power and presence of His Holy Spirit. If it’s been a while since you’ve been in a Bible study, please consider joining other women at OMPC in studying God’s special revelation–His Word to us. As our pastor says weekly, God gave us His Word because He loves us. It is more beautiful than a sunset and more precious than gold.
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Women's Ministry Director
Posted: 1.4.2017 in Women’s Ministry Share: