Sense? Or Nonsense? -- By Elizabeth Price
If you look up on a starry night and see several thousand stars in the sky, do they make sense? Those who love them and seek to know them can tell the time and the season by them. They make perfect sense.

Others have mastered the patterns and stories and can make mighty epics out of them and still others have a knowledge of their chemical structure and can explain their colours and composition. Others read them like a guiding map.

To some, they might reveal no secrets except poetic beauty or a display of fairy lights but to all who love them, they make perfect sense. Only to the critical and unloving, are they meaningless nonsense.

These days it would be the height of ignorance to dismiss the stars in the sky as nothing more than the man-made nonsense of deranged minds.

Scripture is like the stars. When we hear people dismiss the mighty Word of God, the Bible, as a collection of man-made myths and delusions, we know they are talking nonsense.

God reveals Himself through Scripture. He reveals time; He gives guidance; He scolds; He praises: He gives epics and poetry and meditation. But if they do not come to the Scriptures seeking Him through what He has revealed, He does not reveal His depths to them. He even claims that He sends them strong delusions ‘because they did not open their minds to love of the truth and so find salvation.’ 2nd Thessalonians 2:9-11.

As the stars reveal their hidden depths, Scripture reveals the Lord of love who is hidden there. To those who seek Him, it makes perfect sense and Jesus said ‘I will love him and disclose myself to him.’ (John 14:21).

Look Him up some time soon, won’t you?

Elizabeth Price