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Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it.
King David, the great singer and songwriter, signals the entrance of each instrument into his song like an animated orchestra conductor. The Heavens are brought in to rejoice, then the Earth is conducted to be glad, and now, with a mighty crescendo, the Seas are signaled to roar. Why? Because the Lord reigns! (vs. 10)
The Heavens, the Earth and the Seas are all part of Gods “Inanimate Kingdom.” We know this form of God’s creation is ruled by “Cause and Effect.” God is the originator or “Cause” of each, and He has instilled in each of those unique creations a desired EFFECT that He has programmed into His “Inanimate Creation.” And to be truthful, God’s “Inanimate Creation” has no choice in the matter. This is also true of the “Animal Kingdom” which is ruled by “Instinct.” Once again, God’s response from His “Animal Kingdom” is 100%! There is no rebellion from the “Animal Kingdom” whatsoever. Only with God’s creation of “Humankind” is there any “Pushback!” God gave we humans “Free Will.” The gift of God’s love is that we have a CHOICE to love Him back. Sadly, many folks refuse to love Him back. But as I read this passage this AM, I thought of the greatness and the expanse of the Heavens and Earth and the Seas and I thought … “Surely I Can Praise Jesus Too!”
This AM I cannot sit by and watch all of Your creation exalt You while I arrogantly sit in the stands and say nothing! “Surely I will Praise You TOO!” Amen