Recently, my husband and I decided to take a nine-mile hike. And yes, we are crazy for doing it. My quads and calves still scream just thinking about it. Nevertheless, it was a good day with my man. The weather was sunny and 65 degrees, without a cloud in the sky.
During our hike, we went to the top and bottom of multiple waterfalls, explored the wildflower fields, and were able to see the best part – The Point.
The Point is an overlook of the canyon. From every angle, you can see creation at its finest. The trees, flowers, and sounds of a waterfall in the distance reminded me of God’s fingerprints.
But as my husband and I stood on the bluff, there was another sound we had never heard before in this park – praise music. And once we made it to the valley, we found ourselves in the middle of a Hispanic church worship time. I did not know who these individuals were or all the words they spoke, but they were unashamedly singing praise to their “Creador” (Creator).
As I considered the beautiful sound of their voices, I began pondering creation and a verse I had memorized from Romans.
For His invisible attributes, that is, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen since the creation of the world, being understood through what He has made. As a result, people are without excuse. For though they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God or show gratitude. Instead, their thinking became nonsense, and their senseless minds were darkened (Romans 1:20-21, HCSB).
When we look at creation, there is no sense in wondering how it came to be. The sun and stars alone prove the majesty of our God and Father. However, in today’s world, some choose to ignore His handiwork or argue the reality of creation as it relates to Scripture. Honestly, I am so dumbfounded by that line of thought that I do not have an accurate response to those who think that way. If they can overlook creation, science, and the Word of God, … well, those people need some extra prayers.
When we look back to the Genesis account of creation, there is no denying that the Lord made everything, and it was good. He made the light, night, sky, oceans, plants, animals, moon, stars, and everything in-between. But what did everything sound like?
Years ago, at a worship conference, a speaker played an audio compilation He created “in the beginning.” And it completely blew me away.
Before then, I had always heard pastors preach on Luke 19:49 and say, “If we don’t praise Him, the rocks will.”
I would halfway giggle as I thought, rocks can’t talk.
And then I heard the soundtrack of His creations.
Now, maybe I’m crazy, but can you almost hear the humming or the song on each link? There is such beauty and melody. These creations were designed to sing praise to their Creator. We, however, have a God-given choice. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to get to the pearly gates one day and find out that I’ve been outdone by a plant. Truly, I can’t think of anything more embarrassing.
The Lord gave us the choice to praise Him.
He did not need us.
He wanted us.
One day, no matter what we think, we will be face to face with our Creator. Until then, may we join creation and praise Him with every breath left.
And every created thing which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, I heard saying, “To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever (Revelation 5:13).