“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 reveal knowledge.” Psalm 19:1-2
“Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.” Psalm 96:11
“Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.” Psalm 100:2-3
I needed encouragement today, so I searched the Psalms. Psalms are full of songs of praise. In fact, Psalms in Hebrew means praises. Within these verses, I gleaned one major truth and mused on it today: God created us in His image to worship Him. We are to praise Him with declaration and adoration and rejoice by mouth, by song, and in our writings. If the heavens, skies, seas, and earth can proclaim His glory, then so can I. Oftentimes, while driving in my car, I hear a worship song with similar words that bring me to tears with an aching heart to fully worship the one true God and creator of all things! I love to sing hymns and worship songs. Singing alters our sadness to gladness; our worry to worship. Ultimately, we will feel connected to our Creator and loving God. I am so thankful for who He is and how much I am loved. Sing to Him if you are too! Be encouraged!
Prayer: Father, Almighty Creator of all things, we lift our voice to You. We marvel at Your beautiful creation and are humbled by your care. As we observe the beauty in the skies, seas and throughout the earth, may we be reminded to proclaim who You are and what You have done for us! Thank You. In Your precious Son’s name, Jesus. Amen!