For today we are going to step away from the busyness of life. We are going to hang up distractions and shove concerns into the cupboard. We are going to breathe in the sweetness of God and all of His creation and exhale PRAISE.
This psalm gives command after command to all that has life and even to inanimate objects like the sun, the moon, the stars, the waters to do one thing in chorus.
It is to praise the Lord!
Let’s join in.
“Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights above. Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his heavenly hosts. Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars. Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies. Let them praise the name of the Lord, for at his command they were created, and he established them for ever and ever—he issued a decree that will never pass away.” Psalm 148:1-6
Could you hear it?
Everything is praising.
Okay, so maybe today you could only discern your own voice, but someday the entire universe will be heard. It will be a melody of praise echoing throughout all of creation and over all time. Can you imagine what it will sound like? And our voices will meld with all the others.
Let’s say it again, “Praise the Lord.”
Lord Jesus, today we are mindful that You are the Creator and You deserve our highest praise. Thank You.