Hallelujah! Praise God from heaven,
praise him from the mountaintops;
Praise him, all you his angels,
praise him, all you his warriors,
Praise him, sun and moon,
praise him, you morning stars;
Praise him, high heaven,
praise him, heavenly rain clouds;
Praise, oh let them praise the name of God—
he spoke the word, and there they were!
6 He set them in place
from all time to eternity;
He gave his orders,
and that’s it!
7-12 Praise God from earth,
you sea dragons, you fathomless ocean deeps;
Fire and hail, snow and ice,
hurricanes obeying his orders;
Mountains and all hills,
apple orchards and cedar forests;
Wild beasts and herds of cattle,
snakes, and birds in flight;
Earth’s kings and all races,
leaders and important people,
Robust men and women in their prime,
and yes, graybeards and little children.
13-14 Let them praise the name of God—
it’s the only Name worth praising.
His radiance exceeds anything in earth and sky;
he’s built a monument—his very own people!
Praise from all who love God!
Israel’s children, intimate friends of God.
Did you know there was a Royal Wedding last week?
I wasn’t invited, but they let all of us nobodies watch from afar
on television. I watched the news after to see :
1) her dress
2) the balcony kiss.
But weddings have always seemed like private affairs to me.
I got married on a Tuesday afternoon and didn’t send out any
invitations. Some people showed up anyway and that was fine-
but I felt like it was between Frank and me and God.
So I wasn’t all that interested in the details or guest list- until I heard
that Posh Spice and David Beckham and Elton John were invited and
President Obama wasn’t. If you have a big powerful wedding- I think
you should invite big powerful people. Not sports and music personalities.
But it wasn’t up to me.
I do, however , like the guest list above.
The “Come and praise the Lord with us” guest list.
It starts up in the Heavens- includes all the powerful entities (Angels,warriors,
Stars, Sun, Moon, Rainclouds).
Then it gets down to earth and invites everyone who is anyone- Sea dragons, ocean
waves, weather and it’s relatives,mountains,hills, orchards,forests, wild beasts, cattle,
snakes, birds, Kings, leaders, important people.
And the list goes on men and women in their prime and of course,
the ever present graybeards and little children.
We are all invited!!!
We fit into the intimate friends of God- especially if we know His Son, Jesus Christ!
This is it – the party of the millenium- of the ages- and we are invited!