Thursday, 5 April 2012

Passover Thursday

In remembrance  of  what  Christ  did  for  us  on the  cross let  us  partake  of  His  table  today with  fellow   believers.

Listen  to   this  Indian  worship  song  which  calls  all  creation  to  worship  the  Lord.
Sing---sing  heaven  and  earth.


 Let  every  sound  praise the  Lord

Symphony
 Devotional

- Written by Andrea Lucado

Think about all of the sounds. All of the countless sounds our earth makes: twigs cracking beneath your tennis shoes, waves rhythmically hitting the sand and receding again, wind rushing through a corridor, cicadas singing on a summer night. So many sounds that don’t include human voices or movements. Nature itself is enough to create a mighty chorus that reaches heaven.

Psalm 148 calls all of creation to praise God, from the heavens to us on earth. The psalm begins in the broad expanse we know very little about: the universe. “Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights above” (Ps. 148:1). Then the angels are called on to worship, then the sun, moon, stars, earth, sea creatures, lightning, wind, mountains, animals and, finally, kings, princes, women, men and children. It takes 11 verses for us to be mentioned. Do you ever think about all of the beings and things besides us that are praising God? Could it be that all of those sounds—waves, whales, cracking twigs—combined create a giant chorus all for God’s glory?
It is all for his glory, after all. As verse 13 of the psalm says, “Let them praise the name of the Lord, for his name alone is exalted.” And the symphony is much more than our alto, tenor and soprano voices; it is all of creation, even the stars. Scientists have listened to the sounds giant stars make as they spin. Why else would these balls of light that are light years away make a sound if not for God to hear?
Considering our small voices in comparison with the sound of a super nova spinning in space, it makes you wonder why we are included in nature’s symphony at all. Surely God is receiving enough praise and not missing our squeaky songs. However, the Bible is very clear that we are set apart from the rest of creation. Genesis 5:1 explains, “When God created mankind, he made them in the likeness of God.” We, unlike everything else, look like God. We are his children and our bodies are made for worshipping him (Rom. 12:1). That is enough reason to spend the rest of our lives in constant praise and gratitude for being included in the chorus. Yet, many of us turn our worship to other things. We so quickly forget the one who actually deserves it.

The prophet Isaiah warned that God’s people were becoming worshippers of false gods: “Their land is full of idols; they bow down to the work of their hands, to what their fingers have made” (Is. 2: 8). So if we are not lifting our hands in worship to our Savior, we are lifting them in worship to something else. Imagine a baseball game, a Coldplay concert, good news about a promotion. The natural reaction to these events is to raise your hands in celebration. How much more should we raise our hands to the one that created the entire universe? A universe too vast for comprehension in which stars succumb to his glory.

We raise our hands in celebration and in awe of God, but we also raise them when crying out in pain. Consider what David wrote in Psalm 63: “You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.”

Our body reaches for him in our pain, when we thirst for his goodness but do not see it in the world around us. Then we lift our hands in desperate hope. We lift them for help to get out of the pit in which we find ourselves.

No matter the motive for lifting our hands toward God, we are worshipping him. We worship through pain as we would through celebration. Psalm 77:6 says, “I remembered my songs in the night.” This is a critical perspective we as Christians are asked to have. Night is dark. You cannot see what’s ahead of you. Another mountain to climb? Deliverance? More stillness and quiet and waiting on the Lord? But think again about all of the sounds. The singing does not stop when the sun sets: crickets are just waking up, mist settles on the grass, rain falls on the pavement. There is just as much praise at night from creation as there is at dawn—it’s just a different type.

As nature does, we also can sing through the night. We can lift our hands through the darkness and above the pain. We join all of creation in singing no matter the hour or circumstance, and we let faith arise in our midst. For as we know from experience and as we’ve been promised in scripture, joy comes with the morning (Ps. 30:5).

Watch  this  amazing  video  of  the  music  of  the  stars


Scientists can record the sound of Stars The technique, called "stellar seismology", is becoming increasingly popular among astronomers because the sounds give an indication of what is going on in the stars' interior.
Amazing  isn 't  it. We  can  connect   with  the  universe  through these  sounds.
And  the Bible  recorded  this   centuries  before  telescopes  and radio scopes  were invented or  even  thought  of.

Job 38:6-8
New King James Version (NKJV)

6 To what were its foundations fastened?
Or who laid its cornerstone,
7 When the morning stars sang together,
And all the sons of God shouted for joy?
8 “Or who shut in the sea with doors,
When it burst forth and issued from the womb;

The stars do indeed sing and the Sun being a star, is one of them


9 Fertilize my soul:

David C Brown said...

And mankind is distinctive because the Word became flesh.

Amrita said...

That 's right David, the psalmist says that man was made a little lower than angels. and we are kings and priests unto God. Trust you like the video made in Varabasi.

SINCERITY said...

So true! We are made in the image of God! What an incredible privilege.

I too am awed by the stars and the universe around us. I had learned a few months back about stars having their own songs, or pitch. It was really fascinating for me to realize that the Bible was being literal about that in the Psalms!

There is so much we don't know or understand about Creation but I look forward to learning in eternity from my Lord and Creator!

Happy Easter, Amrita! He is Risen!

Zim said...

I read that in Middle Ages in Europe scientists and theologists had written about "music of spheres" - they meant "spheres" of Earth.
But I first time read about star music as scientifical fact. I didn't know about this...
Music is so nice, song from first video is beautiful. What's this type of guitar?

Amrita said...

Thank you Sincerity and Zim. The music of the spheres is awesome indeed. And god has enhanced our knowlwdge so that we can hear it too.

Zim the Indian guitar is called sitar. I play it too.

Amrita said...

Thank you Sincerity and Zim. The music of the spheres is awesome indeed. And god has enhanced our knowlwdge so that we can hear it too.

Zim the Indian guitar is called sitar. I play it too.

Kate said...

Amrita, I have not visited for a few weeks. How are you doing since the passing of your mother? I was very moved by this piece. Have you ever consiered becoming a pastor yourself?

Amrita said...

Hi Kate good to have you visit.

I am a lay leader in my church , worship leader and administrator. I just want to serve God where ever He leads me

Amrita said...

Hi Kate good to have you visit.

I am a lay leader in my church , worship leader and administrator. I just want to serve God where ever He leads me