3 Ways God Speaks
In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. Hebrews 1:1-2
God has no needs and yet He wants relationship with us. And so, He is not silent. He speaks and He can be known by us! Here are three ways that God communicates:
God speaks through His creation. He speaks with intention in the complexity of the human body, the vastness of galaxies, and the design of the universe. “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse,” scripture tells in Romans (Romans 1:18-20).
God also reveals Himself through the Bible, His Word. There’s substantial scholarship, including that of secular researchers, that confirms that the Bible remains uncorrupted from millennia-old manuscripts. Scripture is an account of God detailing the love that led to His plans, His interaction with humans, and statements about what He’s like. It also contains historic references verified by other surviving ancient documents and archaeology.
But the person of Jesus Christ reveals God to us most powerfully. God became human in the person of Jesus Christ and lived among us, testifying to humans that Jesus and God are one and the same Being (John 1:14, John 10:30). Christ came to fill in the space between creation and creator, mediating the separation caused by sin, and then giving us the Holy Spirit to remain with us.
If you don’t know God, listen! He says to you today: “If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me” (Jeremiah 29:13).
Resource reading: John 1:1-14.