We talk all the time in Christian circles about God speaking through creation. But what if creation is God’s form of speech? Like us, God speaks–but God speaks in the words of earth, and wind, and fire. God is forever speaking the world into existence (Heb. 1:3) precisely because the world itself is his speech. Words we taste. Words we touch. Words we see, smell, and savor. As an author recalls images in our minds through his words, so God’s words are the images themselves–and thus, our words are a mere shadow of the fullness that is the speech of God. For God speaks in the language of created things.
Perhaps this is why Jesus, God-made-flesh, was God’s Final Word.