God is Revealed…

God reveals himself to us through his magnificent creation:

Romans 1:19-2019 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

He has also revealed himself historically through direct communications with mankind, which today we can read about in his inspired and infallible word, the Bible:

Hebrews 1:1-21 Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.

These are two concepts theologians call general and special revelation.  For a more thorough explanation of these concepts I recommend reading Chapter 2 of Louis Berkhof’s Summary of Christian Doctrine available on the Monergism.com website, where you can also find links to many other writings on the topics of general and special revelation.

Through this new series of blog posts, “God is Revealed…” I plan to share more frequent, shorter posts with favorite Bible passages and photos from some of the beautiful places in God’s creation that I have been blessed to visit and capture through the lens of my camera. God speaks to us through his creation and his word, the Bible. These posts are my attempt to share with others the things that I hear when I read his word and gaze out upon his magnificent creation.

If you already know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, I hope you will be inspired! For those who do not, I hope you will realize that God is reaching out to you personally and revealing himself to you daily through his amazing creation and his inspired word, if only you will take the time to look and listen and hear his voice…to God be the glory!

Yours in Christ,
Todd the Hiker

© Todd D. Nystrom and Todd the Hiker, 2013-2016.

Posts in God is Revealed…
Date Title Bible Passage Thumbnail
11/09/13 In the Morning… Psalm 88:13  IMG_0357
11/10/13 The Path of Life Psalm 16:11  IMG_0590
11/11/13 He Makes the Mist Rise Jeremiah 10:12-13  IMG_0701
11/12/13 For Now We See In a Mirror Dimly 1 Corinthians 13:12  IMG_0433
11/13/13 The Mountains Rose Psalm 104:1, 8  IMG_8300
11/14/13 For Everything There Is a Season Ecclesiastes 3:1  IMG_2863
11/15/13 Fire and Water Matthew 3:11  IMG_3509_S25
11/16/13 Teach Me Your Paths Psalm 25:4-5  2013-11-xx - Teach Me Your Paths (IMG_0747)
11/17/13 A Shelter from the Storm Isaiah 32:1-2  2013-11-17 - A Shelter from the Storm (IMG_9909)
11/18/13 Before the Mountains Proverbs 8:23-31  2013-11-18 - Before the Mountains (IMG_8320)
11/19/13 Its Leaf Does Not Wither Psalm 1:1-3  2013-11-19 - Its Leaf Does Not Wither (IMG_5174)
11/20/13 The Hills Before You Shall Break Forth Into Singing Isaiah 55:10-12  2013-11-20 - The Hills Before You Shall Break Forth Into Singing (IMG_2886)
11/21/13 My Rock and My Salvation Psalm 62:5-8  2013-11-21 - My Rock and My Salvation (IMG_1378)
11/22/13 We All Fade Like a Leaf Isaiah 64:6-9  2013-11-22 - We All Fade Like a Leaf (IMG_0485)
11/23/13 And the Two Shall Become One Flesh Ephesians 5:31-33  2013-11-23 - And the Two Shall Become One Flesh (David & Felicia)
11/24/13 Come Away by Yourselves Mark 6:31-32  2013-11-24 - Come Away by Yourselves (IMG_0173_ROT_CROP)
11/25/13 He Changes Times and Seasons Daniel 2:20-22  2013-11-25 - He Changes Times and Seasons (IMG_0389)
11/26/13 My Soul Yearns For You in the Night Isaiah 26:9  2013-11-26 - My Soul Yearns For You in the Night (IMG_6599)
11/27/13 As A Deer Pants for Flowing Streams Psalm 42:1  2013-11-27 - As a Deer Pants for Flowing Streams (IMG_8536)
11/28/13 With Thanksgiving! Philippians 4:4-7  2013-11-28 - With Thanksgiving (IMG_1207)
11/29/13 The Way John 14:5-6  2013-11-29 - The Way (IMG_2888)
11/30/13 An Image Formed Acts 17:29-31  2013-11-30 - An Image Formed (IMG_5236)
12/01/13 Joy and Peace Romans 15:13  2013-12-01 - Joy and Peace (IMG_1170)
12/02/13 Where Your Treasure Is Matthew 6:19-21  2013-12-02 - Where Your Treasure Is (1-IMG_1394)
12/03/13 Look at the Birds of the Air Matthew 6:25-27  2013-12-03 - Look at the Birds of the Air (IMG_4112)
12/04/13 Consider the Lilies of the Field Matthew 6:28-30  2013-12-04 - Consider the Lilies of the Field (IMG_8197)
12/05/13 Not Neglecting to Meet Together Hebrews 10:24-25  2013-12-05 - Not Neglecting to Meet Together (IMG_2484)
12/06/13 Whiter than Snow Psalm 51:7-12  2013-12-06 - Whiter than Snow (IMG_0424)
12/07/13 He Hurls Down His Crystals of Ice Psalm 147:15-18  2013-12-07 - He Hurls Down His Crystals of Ice (IMG_1403)
12/08/13 For to Us a Child is Born Isaiah 9:6-7  2013-12-08 - For to Us a Child is Born (IMG_7069)
12/09/13 The Bear Shall Graze Isaiah 11:6-7  2013-12-09 - The Bear Shall Graze (IMG_8271)
12/10/13 They Are New Every Morning Lamentations 3:21-25  2013-12-10 - They Are New Every Morning (IMG_0894)
12/11/13 The Very Stones Would Cry Out Luke 19:37-40  2013-12-11 - The Very Stones Would Cry Out (IMG_0164)
12/12/13 The King of the Ages 1 Timothy 1:17  2013-12-12 - The King of the Ages (IMG_6779)
12/13/13 The Trees of the Forest Sing for Joy Psalm 96:11-13  2013-12-13 - The Trees of the Forest Sing for Joy (IMG_1550)
12/14/13 Like a Tree Planted by Water Jeremiah 17:7-8  2013-12-14 - Like a Tree Planted by Water (IMG_2958)
12/15/13 And They Shall Call His Name Immanuel Matthew 1:18-23  2013-12-15 - And They Shall Call His Name Immanuel (IMG_1388_Sat-100_Mid-50_AutoCorrect)
12/16/13 He Has Delivered Us from the Domain of Darkness Colossians 1:11-14  2013-12-16 - He Has Delivered Us from the Domain of Darkness (IMG_0656)
12/17/13 Rising Very Early Mark 1:35  2013-12-17 - Rising Very Early (IMG_0350)
12/18/13 Hear, My Son, Your Father’s Instruction Proverbs 1:7-9 2013-12-18 - Hear, My Son, Your Father's Instruction (IMG_0114)
12/19/13 Follow in His Steps 1 Peter 2:21-24 2013-12-19 - Follow in His Steps (IMG_9353)
12/20/13 Splendor and Majesty Are Before Him Psalm 96:1-6 2013-12-20 - Splendor and Majesty Are Before Him (IMG_8257)
12/21/13 From the Rising of the Sun to Its Setting Psalm 113:1-6 2013-12-21 - From the Rising of the Sun to Its Setting (IMG_0564)
12/22/13 Nazareth to Bethlehem Luke 2:1-5 2013-12-22 - Nazareth to Bethlehem (IMG_6816)
12/23/13 Reconciled 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 2013-12-23 - Reconciled (IMG_7543)
12/24/13 Through the Heavens Hebrews 4:14-16 2013-12-24 - Through the Heavens (IMG_7737)
12/25/13 Glory to God in the Highest! Luke 2:6-20 2013-12-25 - Glory to God in the Highest! (IMG_6434)
12/26/13 A Mist that Appears James 4:13-17 2013-12-26 - A Mist that Appears (IMG_2095)
12/27/13 The Sky Is Red Matthew 16:1-3 2013-12-27 - The Sky Is Red (IMG_1668)
12/28/13 God Will Supply Every Need Philippians 4:19-20 2013-12-28 - God Will Supply Every Need (IMG_1585)
12/29/13 My Grace Is Sufficient 2 Corinthians 12:7-10
 2013-12-29 - My Grace Is Sufficient (IMG_8633)
12/30/13 He Went Up On the Mountain to Pray Mark 6:45-47
2013-12-30 - He Went Up On the Mountain to Pray (IMG_7683)
12/31/13 Put Off Your Old Self Ephesians 4:20-24
2013-12-31 - Put Off Your Old Self (IMG_1594)
01/01/14 The Light of the World John 8:12
2014-01-01 - The Light of the World (IMG_1602)
01/02/14 Praise the LORD from the Earth, You…Snow Psalm 148:7-13  2014-01-02 - Praise the LORD from the Earth, You…Snow (IMG_1614_ADJ)
01/03/14 We Were Dead in Our Trespasses Ephesians 2:1-9 2014-01-03 - We Were Dead in Our Trespasses (IMG_5099)
01/04/14 By the Breath of God Ice Is Given Job 37:10-13 2014-01-04 - By the Breath of God Ice Is Given (IMG_1749_AC)
01/05/14 You, Lord, Laid the Foundation Hebrews 1:10-12 2014-01-05 - You, Lord, Laid the Foundation (IMG_1762_AC)
01/06/14 How Beautiful Are the Feet Romans 10:13-18 2014-01-06 - How Beautiful Are the Feet (IMG_8226)
01/07/14 A Crooked and Twisted Generation Philippians 2:12-16 2014-01-07 - A Crooked and Twisted Generation (IMG_0172)
01/08/14 Tossed By the Wind James 1:2-8 2014-01-08 - Tossed By the Wind (IMG_1503)
01/09/14 Before the Mountains Were Brought Forth Psalm 90:1-4 2014-01-09 - Before the Mountains Were Brought Forth (IMG_9376)
01/10/14 Rivers of Living Water John 7:37-42 2014-01-10 - Rivers of Living Water (IMG_8028)
01/11/14 Come, Follow Me Mark 10:17-27 2014-01-11 - Come, Follow Me (IMG_9388)
01/12/14 The Sky Above Proclaims His Handiwork Psalm 19:1-6 2014-01-12 - The Sky Above Proclaims His Handiwork (IMG_7179)
01/13/14 The Heights of the Mountains Are His Also Psalm 95:1-6 2014-01-13 - The Heights of the Mountains Are His Also (IMG_8368)
01/14/14 Concerning the Times and the Seasons 1 Thessalonians 5:1-2 2014-01-14 - Concerning the Times and the Seasons (IMG_1683)
01/15/14 Let All the Earth Keep Silence Habakkuk 2:18-20 2014-01-15 - Let All the Earth Keep Silence (IMG_6878)
01/16/14 Like a Flower of the Field Psalm 103:13-18 2014-01-16 - Like a Flower of the Field (IMG_2357)
01/17/14 Be Ready In Season and Out of Season 2 Timothy 4:1-4 2014-01-17 - Be Ready In Season and Out of Season (IMG_6809)
01/18/14 Break Forth Into Singing, O Mountains Isaiah 44:22-24 2014-01-18 - Break Forth Into Singing, O Mountains (IMG_1464)
01/19/14 They Are Without Excuse Romans 1:18-23 2014-01-19 - They Are Without Excuse (IMG_0061)
01/20/14 The Rock That Is Higher Than I Psalms 61:1-4  2014-01-20 - The Rock That Is Higher Than I (IMG_1523)
01/21/14 Twisted Things Acts 20:28-32 2014-01-21 - Twisted Things (IMG_6800_CROP)
01/22/14 The High Mountains Are For the Wild Goats Psalm 104:1, 18 yyyy-mm-dd - The High Mountains Are For the Wild Goats (IMG_8388)
01/23/14 Who Has Weighed the Mountains? Isaiah 40:10-15 2014-01-23 - Who Has Weighed the Mountains (IMG_1522)
01/24/14 Tossed To and Fro By the Waves Ephesians 4:11-14 2014-01-24 - Tossed To and Fro By the Waves (IMG_2450)
01/26/14 To Keep You from Stumbling Jude 1:24-25 2014-01-26 - To Keep You from Stumbling (IMG_3666)
01/27/14 The Light of Men John 1:1-14 2014-01-27 - The Light of Men (IMG_2077)
01/28/14 Creation Waits With Eager Longing Romans 8:18-25 2014-01-28 - Creation Waits With Eager Longing (IMG_1725_B10_C20)2014-01-28 - Creation Waits With Eager Longing (IMG_7192)
01/29/14 From the Rising of the Sun to Its Setting Psalm 50:1 2014-01-29 - From the Rising of the Sun to Its Setting (IMG_0064)
01/30/14 Equipped for Every Good Work 2 Timothy 3:16-17 2014-01-30 - Equipped for Every Good Work (IMG_8155)
01/31/14 The Wind Blows Where It Wishes John 3:1-8 2014-01-31 - The Wind Blows Where It Wishes (IMG_8140)
02/01/14 My Rock and My Fortress 2 Samuel 22:1-4 2014-02-01 - My Rock and My Fortress (IMG_1503)
02/02/14 There Is One Ephesians 4:4-6 2014-02-02 - There Is One (IMG_0558)
02/03/14 Let Light Shine Out of Darkness 2 Corinthians 4:1-6 2014-02-03 - Let Light Shine Out of Darkness (IMG_0573_CROP)
02/04/14 The Mountains Tremble Psalm 46:1-3 2014-02-04 - The Mountains Tremble (IMG_1398)
02/07/14 The Grass Withers 1 Peter 1:22-25 yyyy-mm-dd - The Grass Withers (IMG_7185)
02/08/14 Train Up a Child Proverbs 22:6  2014-02-08 - Train Up a Child (IMG_0727)
02/11/14 He Will Make Straight Your Paths Proverbs 3:5-8 2014-02-11 - He Will Make Straight Your Paths (IMG_6828)
02/14/14 They Shall Become One Flesh Genesis 2:23-25 2014-02-14 - They Shall Become One Flesh (IMG_7972)
02/17/14 For to the Snow He Says, ‘Fall on the Earth’ Job 37:5-7 IMG_0887
02/22/14 Let Us Rejoice Psalm 118:24 2014-02-22 - Let Us Rejoice (IMG_0936)
03/07/14 The Good Wine John 2:1-11 2014-03-07 - The Good Wine (IMG_1007)
03/22/14 A River of Mud 2 Kings 5:9-15 2014-03-22 - A River of Mud-- (IMG_1120)
06/11/14 They Are New Every Morning Lamentations 3:22-24
06/12/14 A Refuge from the Storm Psalm 57:1 An evening storm forms over Casa Grande in the Chisos Mountains of Big Bend National Park, Texas
10/08/14 The Rock that is Higher than I Psalm 61:1-8
10/19/14 Distracted Luke 10:38-42
12/17/14 Press On Toward the Goal Philippians 3:7-14
06/03/15 He Has Put Eternity into Man’s Heart Ecclesiastes 3:9-13  IMG_6059
08/11/15 Enter by the Narrow Gate Matthew 7:13-14 IMG_6480
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3 thoughts on “God is Revealed…

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  3. God reveals Himself in so many ways. Just today Donna and I were sitting in our back yard enjoying this wonderful autumn day and discussing life in general. This morning I was listening to David Jeramiah discuss depression. He stated that when his wife reads a book she always reads the last chapter first. that way she does not have to go through the shock and anxiety of what is going to happen as she reads the full story. She knows the outcome already. Many people have asked me how I have coped with the things that have happened in my lifetime. One thing is the inspiration I have received and continue to receive from my family and friends. But most of all I get the greatest strength in knowing WHAT IS IN THE LAST CHAPTER. God has revealed to me through His Son that I don’t have to concern myself with what is going to happen. He has already taken care of that for me. Therefore, I am able to enjoy the peace and tranquility that He reveals in His glorious creation.

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