Clap your hands! Raise your voice! Sing hymns and worship songs at the top of your lungs!
Put on a worship music tape and crank up the volume! Don’t be bashful – show your joy! God is the One and Only True God who has more power than any person, any force, any thing on this earth!
You, Lord are more powerful than Mother Nature! You rose from the dead while other proclaimed “deities” are in their graves!
Your creation of the earth and choosing a people for Yourself has been a best seller ever since there has been a printing press! As of September 2021, all or some portions of the Bible have been translated into 3,495 languages!
I do not live in subject to a king, but Jesus Christ is my King – the King of Kings! I owe You my praise and will sing out to You. I will hum quietly, sway and clap, sing in the shower, and with others at gatherings. I will play any instrument I can, write new songs, sing along with youtube videos that make me cry, and continue to sing through tears!
You reign and rule, but not from an earthly throne in a temple or synagogue or sanctuary. And not on a mountaintop or in a river or floating on a cloud.
There is a reality that cannot be seen by the human eye and cannot be described completely by human words. And in that place, is a great throne room, where You are seated on Your Holy throne.
Because I cannot see it, You draw me pictures with parables: a vineyard owner who went on a journey renting out the land. This is something I can visualize and understand. Though the owner is not present, he exists, and is still the owner, and is due the income from the land and the respect of the people.
It is the same with You. Just because I cannot see You, I should not doubt You are real. Or think that You will not come for what is Yours.
You have chosen to bless us as a nation. And show Your love to us in our freedoms and prosperity. But I believe a storm has come to this country in my time. When the storm is over, and has swept by; O Lord, may I still be standing firm. Amen
Mark 12:1-12; Psalm 47:1-9; Proverbs 10:25