Thursday, 11 August 2011

All Together Now

Praise the LORD from the earth, You great sea creatures and all the depths; Fire and hail, snow and clouds; Stormy wind, fulfilling His word; Mountains and all hills; Fruitful trees and all cedars; Beasts and all cattle; Creeping things and flying fowl; Kings of the earth and all peoples; Princes and all judges of the earth; Both young men and maidens; Old men and children. Let them praise the name of the LORD, For His name alone is exalted; His glory is above the earth and heaven. – Psalm 148v7-13

From the creatures of the sea to wonders of weather to the beauty of nature to the beings of earth and sky to rulers of the earth to men and women to old people and young all are called on to praise the Lord.

We were at Glendalough again this week. We have been there scores of times. It is a place of amazing natural beauty. All by themselves the lakes and mountains cry out in testimony to the perfect design of the perfect Designer. To the believer God is praised just by seeing the result of His design. No wonder those monks went there all those years ago to get alone with God and reflect on Him. It is easy to praise God we see the marvels of places like Glendalough.

While in the States we went to the Chattanooga Aquarium. It was amazing to see the variety of beauty and design in the creatures of the lakes, rivers, and seas. There can be no doubt that God had active hand in the design of it all.

Nature does its job. God is praised though it. The question is how do the people of God's design respond. Do the kings and peoples and princes and judges and young men and maidens and old men and children praise Him in the same splendour as the mountains and lakes?

Sadly, while creation clearly shows God's glory it is sad that His people often don't. We walk around in doom and gloom and act like things are hopeless.

All together now! Let us join in together with the marvels of God's creation and praise Him with our lives!  

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