Clearly Seen

          “A picture is worth a thousand words” so the saying goes. We all understand this, especially now as we live in an age of constant surveillance. We’re caught on camera everywhere we go—in banks, stores, airports, gas stations, even on the highways. If necessary, clear photos of us can be printed and sent all over the world so that anyone who sees us can identify us.

           Wouldn’t it be nice to have a snapshot of God? A clear photo would help us identify Him, know His attributes, and recognize His features. We could get a wallet size and carry it around to look at every now and then and even show others.

            Fortunately for us, we have such a photo. It’s found in Romans 1:19-20. “What may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse” (NKJ).

            Just look out of a window; there’s our snapshot of God. All of His “invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made.” For example, His omnipresence is clearly seen and understood by looking at the sky He made. Only a God who is everywhere can create an unending expanse such as the firmament. His omnipotence is clearly seen and understood as we watch the power of a lightening strike or the harnessed power of rushing water through a hydroelectric plant. Both the lightening and water are the works of God’s hands.

          We could go on and on but the point is as clear as God’s photograph. Take time to look through His photo album today. Make note of all you can know about God just by observing the things that are clear for us to see—all the things He has made.


©2011 Sharon Norris Elliott. Feel free to forward this devotion in its entirety, including this copyright line. Leave comments, ask questions, read past devotions, or subscribe to receive these devotions daily in your e-mail at Also, periodically check in at to see what’s going on in the ministry.

 And pick up a copy of Sharon’s new book, Power Suit: The Armor of God Fit for the Feminine Frame, available at Christian bookstores, online, from New Hope Publishers, and from the Life That Matters Ministries’ website.


~ by sanewriter on September 8, 2011.

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