ORCHESTRA OF WORSHIP

Ps.148:1-4 – Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD from the heavens; Praise Him in the heights!

Praise Him, all His angels; Praise Him, all His hosts!

Praise Him, sun and moon; Praise Him, all you stars of light!

Praise Him, you heavens of heavens, And you waters above the heavens!

The Bible clearly says that creation is singing. David talked about trees, mountains, and oceans praising the Lord. Jesus even said that the rocks would praise Him. So is it possible that all creation is actually an orchestra that never stops worshipping? I believe that it is. Everything from the seraphim and angels around the throne to the trees of the field and even the fish in the sea, every part of creation is engaged in continual worship. Heaven will be a confirmation of this; all of us will be caught up in the harmony of worship as the greatness of God is unveiled in eternity. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Belden Lane quotes Edwards as well as makes some comments himself in this excerpt on God being seen and worshipped in creation.

“I am not ashamed to own that I believe that the whole universe, heaven and earth, air and seas, and the divine constitution and history of the holy Scriptures, be full of images of divine things, as full as a language is of words. . . .

—Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards lived in a world that sang. He considered music to be “the best, most beautiful, and most perfect way that we have of expressing a sweet concord of mind.” It joins heaven and earth in the harmony of the spheres, echoing a primeval beauty grander than anything we can imagine. Hans Urs von Balthasar, another theologian entranced by beauty, declared in his book Truth is Symphonic, that “the world is like a vast orchestra tuning up.”

Each player plays to himself, while the audience take[s] their seats and the conductor has not yet arrived. All the same, someone has struck an A on the piano, and a certain unity of atmosphere is established around it: they are tuning up for some common endeavor.”

So I have a conclusion that I am convinced of more and more everyday. I believe that anyone or anything that glimpses our God will have no other recourse, seeing Him demands worship. Worship is the direct result of unveiled greatness. Turn your eyes toward Jesus, let your affections be influenced by His greatness. You too have a part to play in God’s great orchestra of worship.

3 Replies to “ORCHESTRA OF WORSHIP”

  1. You are no longer just using a shovel to re-dig the ancient wells, you must have gotten a hold of a very large excavator because your uncovering some deep stuff!

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