A Chorus of Praise

18 06 2010

You have to be quiet to hear it. There is a chorus of praise that rises from the earth. All creation is singing to God. We might hear it first in the songs of a bird. Each note declares the glory of its Creator. But birds aren’t the only ones. The stars sing in the sky. The mountains point to God. The trees lift branches to the One who made them. Jesus tells us that even rocks have the ability to cry out and give Him honor.

The whole earth pulsates with praise. From the smallest insect crawling on the ground to the waves of the mighty ocean, the world declares the glory and splendor of God. Our job is to listen and join in.

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.” – Psalm 19:1-4a

We live in a world of overwhelming noise. Man-made sound fills our ears everywhere we turn. It is easy to go through our days and never stop to listen to the chorus of praise rising from the earth. Listening to it requires moving our hearts into quietness. We have to walk away from the noise and tune our ears to hear the praise that is pouring forth from all creation. It is a song that points us straight to the heart of God. It is an invitation to live a life of praise.

My Jesus Resolution today is to join in the chorus of praise. I am going to turn off the noise so I can listen. I want to hear a song of praise in the way creation points to God. I don’t want to be so busy, talk so much, or surround myself with so much noise that I miss the song that declares His glory. I want my life to sing His praise.



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