Divine Definitions: (1) Willing to disclose His attributes to His creatures; (2) Willing to make known His will to His creation; (3) Willing to speak of His nature to the universe; (4) The assurance and dissemination of truth as reality
Comment: God is willing and able to impart fact, meaning, and value whenever the doors of the mind and heart are open. Revelation takes many forms depending on the ability and the willingness of the listener. One form is inspiration: auto-inspiration (just between you and God) or public inspiration, as with inspired writings. Another form is science. By study we discover more and more about the marvelous nature of our surroundings, and with that the nature of The Maker of those things, systems, and forms. Revelation is often by association – the putting of two and two together. We are constantly integrating what we know and coming up with fresh insights. And maybe the most revealing of all is figuring out how to have loving relationships with others.
• No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit. — Ansel Easton Adams (1902–1984) American nature photographer
• The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs. — Charles Pierre Baudelaire (1821–1867) French poet