Alexander Pope informs that man “looks through nature up to nature’s God.” A careful study of nature proves that there is a God, since law proves a law-giver, and design proves a designer. The stars shine the glory of God, the flowers bloom forth His love of the beautiful, and everywhere there are proofs of His goodness. The process by which we become sons of God is revealed in the words, “Behold the Lamb of God.” Nature suggests His wisdom, power and greatness, intimating His love when we are well and happy, but there is no hint of it when we are sick and miserable. All men are God’s offspring in the sense meant by the heathen poet from whom Paul quoted on Mars Hill,—that is, they are the result of a creative act. In that sense they sprang from God, and a study of the word translated “offspring” confirms this fact.