It’s no wonder people don’t know God. They cannot recognize or even see one of the clearest displays He has provided for us. Consider this from Can You See The Stars? at Rural Revolution:
Last month, an article came out indicating only 1 in 50 people can see the stars “as Nature intended” due to light pollution. The article focused on the population in the U.K., a smaller and more crowded place than the U.S.
Sadly, many people simply don’t know what they’re missing in the night sky.
As an example, consider what happened after the devastating 1994 Northridge earthquake, which knocked out power in and around Los Angeles. The quake struck during the pre-dawn hours, and people went pouring out into the streets — only to freak at the frightening “giant silvery cloud” overhead.
Calls poured into various emergency centers, with residents being assured they were merely seeing the Milky Way (evidently for the first time).
Creation calls out to us all day about the Creator if we take the time to notice. Even if we cannot see the Milky Way, we can see birds and butterflies and flowers and snowflakes. We can see trees and kittens and clouds and mountains. God’s astounding creativity is everywhere.
All we have to do is stop and look.
The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.
Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
Psalm 19 (NIV)