Wednesday, August 18, 2010

All Praise - August 18, 2010

Psalm 148 (New Living Translation)
1 Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord from the heavens!
Praise him from the skies!
2 Praise him, all his angels!
Praise him, all the armies of heaven!
3 Praise him, sun and moon!
Praise him, all you twinkling stars!
4 Praise him, skies above!
Praise him, vapors high above the clouds!
5 Let every created thing give praise to the Lord,
for he issued his command, and they came into being.
6 He set them in place forever and ever.
His decree will never be revoked.

7 Praise the Lord from the earth,
you creatures of the ocean depths,
8 fire and hail, snow and clouds,
wind and weather that obey him,
9 mountains and all hills,
fruit trees and all cedars,
10 wild animals and all livestock,
small scurrying animals and birds,
11 kings of the earth and all people,
rulers and judges of the earth,
12 young men and young women,
old men and children.

13 Let them all praise the name of the Lord.
For his name is very great;
his glory towers over the earth and heaven!
14 He has made his people strong,
honoring his faithful ones—
the people of Israel who are close to him.

Praise the Lord!

Our God is holy and worthy of all praise. In this psalm, the psalter call on the evertything, the entire creation to give praise to God. Every created thing reflects the image of God, and we see His handiwork everywhere. Nothing makes sense without acknowledging that God has created all things. Man in His feeble attempts try to copy the what God has made in paintings, gardens, architecture, music and even photography, but even a photograph cannot show someone else what you see with your eyes.

Praise the Lord!

1 comment:

  1. Great blog Uncle Michael! This is so amazing, and to me its pretty inspirational! Gods work is so amazing, and no one can copy or recreate anything even close to his work!