“since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.” ~Ro 1:19-20
‘God’ gives us an impression of something that is beyond us, something mysterious, unfathomable and unreachable. In the common folklore about God, it is said that God is to be found in the deepest of valleys, or at the ends of the earth, and the journey to find God calls for tremendous hardship of perilous encounters before one can finally meet Him. Although all these are our mere imaginations, it however reflects our innate impressions of God, that God cannot be found, or possibly that there is no God to begin with. After all, even to this present day, no one has ever seen God face to face.
The God that has been described in the bible is however contrary to our common belief. The Sovereign who created the universe, did He not make an intentional effort to conceal Himself, instead, he has made all efforts to make known Himself to us in all ways and means whereby we can understand. God since the very beginning of time has shown Himself to us daily, but because of our ignorance, though we have seen Him every day, we remain oblivious of His existence.
With a fairly well-known parable, the means to How God made known Himself to humankind can be clearly understood. Now, Sir Isaac Newton was an accomplished and well-known scientist, and he found world-wide recognition with his discovery of the law of universal gravity. He was also known to be a devout Christian and often found himself the centre of ridicule of his atheist friends. They were constantly amused at how such an outstanding scientist could be so superstitious, to believe in the existence of God. With this exchange between Isaac Newton and his atheist friend, a scientific and logical conclusion was used to convince his friend of the existence of God.
There was once when Newton had his atheist friend come to his home, but prior to that, he had an intricately crafted model of the Solar System placed in the centre of the hallway. When his friend came, the beauty of the model caught his eye immediately and while beholding the marvellous model, he commented to Newton, “My friend, what a splendid model you have. Who made it?” Showing little interest in the question, Newton replied, “Nobody. It just appeared by itself in the hall this morning.” His friend slightly offended retorted, “Newton, do I look in any way a fool? Though I have not seen the manner in which this model being made, I know that a work of such complexity must have come from the brightest designer and made from the hands of the most competent craftsman. As a fellow scientist I could never believe that it appeared out of nowhere without any human intervention?” Newton making the best of the situation immediately replied, “Well said my friend, a brilliant scientist as yourself could never come to believe that this model was made without human hands. Now behold the heavens and the whole universe, isn’t the original a hundred or even a thousand times more sophisticated than this mere model. How then could you ever come to conclusion the non-existence of a creator?”