Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;
Let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
Let the field exult, and everything in it!
Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy
Before the LORD, for he comes,
For he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness,
And the peoples in his faithfulness.
And what happens when we worship? My goodness, what doesn’t happen?!?
First, the heavens and the earth become glad. The sea roars, trees sing, fields exult. OK, I know the waves already crash and the wind in the trees sing, and fields give us beautiful bounty. But, as we worship, be come so much more in tune with their songs, delighted in their beauty.
“In the beginning,” man was created for the earth, to tend it and enjoy all it’s beauty. Because of the sin that resulted in the busyness of life, we don’t have the time to truly listen, to truly enjoy it in all it’s wealth. Out of worship and oneness with God, we can experience it in new ways. Our values can be readjusted; what we delight in can be changed.
And instead of fearing judgement with the impossible standard of perfection, he meets us with his faithfulness. Note: not our faithfulness. We can never be faithful enough. But if we are forgiveness and made perfect by his perfection, then we are sealed in his faithfulness. (2 Timothy 2:13)
What we do is simply “be his people,” acting on the faith that we have and bringing it to him. So simple…so hard…so engaging.
How has worshipping God changed your view on the world around you? I’d love to hear from you…