Sunday Reflections – 5 May 2019

 

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Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, singing, “To the one who sits on the throne and to the Lamb, be blessing and honour and glory and might forever and ever” ~ Rev 5:13

The picture that John paints for us in this vision is one of extreme beauty, whereby we see all of God’s craftsmanship come together in one voice to give glory to his Son Jesus Christ who sits on the throne. So what does that mean to us as a church? It means that we need to open our eyes to see that all things that God has made is for His glory and to give him honour and praise. Just as we fight for the rights to worship God the way we want, we are not the only species that needs the rights to do so. This thought of thinking that the animals around us also want to worship God can be quite a hard thing to fathom, but why wouldn’t they want to worship their creator just like we want to worship ours?

John reveals to us that it is not only the creatures in heaven, but also those on earth and those in the sea and all that fills them. So the question then that one can pose is how do I treat my fellow worshippers of God, do I create an environment that gives them the space to worship or do we decide that we are the only ones that worship God and the animals are here for our benefit only?

Watch this amazing message from Louie Giglio (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdFnGumjANo) as he brings to light that all things come together as a symphony of worship to give God praise, we as people are just but a small contribution to the rest of all creation that give him praise.

JP Roberts

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