Making the Invisible Visible
Theme of the week: God's Reflection: Made in His Image
Sunday, September 15, 2013
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Who Said It … Miles McPherson
Miles McPherson is a former All-American and NFL football player and founder of Miles Ahead Ministries. He is also the founding and senior pastor of Rock Church in San Diego. He is the author of Do Something and God in the Mirror. Miles and his wife, Debbie, have three children and live in San Diego.
What he Said … Making the Invisible Visible
During my son's first month in the police academy, he brought home the biggest, baddest flashlight I'd ever seen. When I turned it on, a power-ful beam of white light shot out of it. Like the light coming out of that flashlight, the invisible attributes of God are projected onto us with the expectation that the light or glory of his image will be reflected back to him and to the world.
Romans 1:20 says, "For since the creation of the world his invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that [are] made" (NKJV). What we see and experience all around us are expressions and evidence of the invisible attributes of God at work, such as wisdom, power, vision, creativity, organization, compassion, love, intelligence, and moral character. His invisible attributes are the basis of eve-rything he does; they are part of everything he's made. Flowers exhibit God's artistic creativity. The sun demonstrates God's power. The stars in the sky declare his glory. The universe displays God's [immensity], and the human cell shows God's infinite attention to detail.
Key Study Passage: Psalm 8
Adapted from God in the Mirror (Baker, 2013) by permission. All rights reserved by the copyright holder and/or the publisher. May not be reproduced.
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Prayer for the Week
My Creator, please shape me into the special reflection of your image that you have created me to be.
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