Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Glory be to God on High

Be exalted above the heavens, O God; Let Your glory be above all the earth. Psalm 57:5

I had the opportunity last month to visit a place that is quite unmarked by human hands. It is a remote national park in South America that hasn't been "civilized" and is just raw nature in its purest form.

The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; the world and all it contains, You have founded them. Psalm 89:11

It was an amazing experience to see water, trees, mountains and sky in their naturalness, without any human intervention, for hundreds and hundreds of miles.

Let heaven and earth praise Him, the seas and everything that moves in them. Psalm 69:34

We passed by mountain after mountain after mountain as we sailed upriver, and each seemed to sing a song of praise to God that was louder than the last.

Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praises to our God on the lyre, Who covers the heavens with clouds, Who provides rain for the earth, Who makes grass to grow on the mountains. He gives to the beast its food, and to the young ravens which cry. Psalm 147:7-9

As we passed by these mountains, waterfalls would appear, just coming off the sides as if poured from above!

He waters the mountains from His upper chambers; The earth is satisfied with the fruit of His works. Psalm 104:13

I was reminded of what Jesus said during His triumphal entry into Jerusalem.

As soon as He was approaching, near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the miracles which they had seen, shouting:
Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!"
Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Him, "Teacher, rebuke Your disciples." But Jesus answered, "I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out!"
Luke 19:37-40

Even the stones will cry out. If we don't praise our Lord, the rocks will! For they are always praising their Creator. Earth and sea is crying "God is good!"

For I know that the LORD is great and that our Lord is above all gods. Whatever the LORD pleases, He does, in heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps. He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; Who makes lightnings for the rain, Who brings forth the wind from His treasuries. Psalm 135:5-7

Let the whole creation cry! Don't be silent today. Let your praises to our God be heard!

Glory be to God on High
Words by Theodore William

Glory be to God on high, Alleluia!
Let the whole creation cry, Alleluia!
Peace and blessing He has given, Alleluia!
Earth repeat the songs of heaven, Alleluia!

Creatures of the field and flood, Alleluia!
Earth and sea cry “God is good,” Alleluia!
Toiling pilgrims raise the song, Alleluia!
Saints in light the strain prolong, Alleluia!

Stars that have no voice to sing Alleluia!
Give their glory to our King, Alleluia!
Silent powers and angels’ song, Alleluia!
All unto our God belong, Alleluia!

1 comment:

The Lucky Wife said...

Found this blog through your cooking blog and had to come over to leave you a comment! What beautiful pictures... must have been a little taste of what heaven will be like, where there is no influence of the curse of sin.

I had been brainstorming for a while about how to tie in our faith with our food blog. I had considered a "Food for the Soul" area but got another idea a few days ago that my husband and I are working on. I hope you will visit us again, as I think you might be interested in these posts and I'd love to have your feedback. It will be a series of posts on consecutive Sundays. Not sure how many total yet, but probably about 15. I'm really excited about it, as I've wanted to find a way to glorify God through our blog and to communicate with our readers about our trust in Him!

Bless you... it has been great visiting your blogs!