“Praise the LORD, all his works everywhere in his dominion.”Psalm 103:22a
In The Four Loves, C. S. Lewis observed, “In each of my friends there is something that only some other friend can fully bring out. By myself I am not large enough to call the whole man into activity; I want other lights than my own to show all his facets.” Without their friend Charles (Williams), Lewis could not enjoy aspects of Ronald (J. R. R. Tolkien).
If finite folk have facets that only different friends display, how vast and varied an audience of creatures does it take to render praise befitting our perfect Creator! Unfallen seraphim extol God as “Holy, Holy, Holy.” They hide their faces but do not fear the wrath that Isaiah expected (Isaiah 6:2-5). Yet Isaiah and we experience God’s grace in Christ, so we can praise Him for a salvation that angels only glimpse as bystanders (1 Peter 1:10-12).
Because God’s beauties are boundless, every type of creature everywhere contributes to the praise He receives forever. You too can join the everlasting song, adding to the harmonies that magnify His glorious grace. [Dr. Dennis Johnson, Seminary professor, Escondido, CA]
Revelation shows expanding choirs (four, then 24 elders, then myriads, then “every creature in heaven, on earth, under the earth, in the sea”) praising him!
Bible In A Year
- Ezekiel 37-38
- Psalm 149
- 2 Timothy 1-2