For the Praise of His Glory: Worship Under the Skies

What do you think is a demonstration of worship and praise?

If you think too hard about what worship is, you might find incredibly stark incongruency. That means, things don’t go together. Consider the following:

Some cheer and scream for a team, but in church the tone is almost always quiet. In regular life, there are often rabid fans making lots of noise about all sorts of games, but talk in excited tones about the One who permits them to live?

Some compliment and flatter a person, but would they utter an outward praise to God?

Some whoop and holler at a successful endeavor, but are usually quiet that they wake up with life for another day when to have a day at all and breath is because he sustains the universe.

Some spend hours on an electronic game or something they enjoy, which usually involves noise and gestures and laughter, but have not the foggiest notion of how to enjoy Him, talk to Him, and give thanks. Since He gave us extraordinarily wonderful senses, would we not use them to express to Him in some sort of manner like the intense enjoyment of other things?

What about a simple sunset?


What about the passage of a front?


What about a chance to record an observation of the night skies?


There is not a person, thing, or place that is due worship in a Biblical sense. Only God, the maker of the universe, the sustainer of life, and source of water for the soul. So why not make some noise about Him? Why is it so uncommon?

If you could join me in my backyard in Virginia or in other places where I look at the night skies, you will find me exclaiming the greatness of my Creator God or talking about the wonder that Jesus Christ would take the time to know us when he is responsible for the creation of all things. Sometimes I say it. I often sing for a bit before I observe. Sometimes I just sing out when my eyes see what they see–without any telescope or instrument. Sometimes I do that when I observe something during the day. Dare I lift my hands in praise? Yes.

Do you know that kind of worship? Sometimes it can be quiet, but other times it is loud. Sometimes it is with a voice, sometimes with an instrument and a voice. Sometimes it is alone, sometimes it is with friends.

Good grief! If a human gets excited about earthly things but not the things of God, might it suggest something is amis?

It is worth thinking about.

If anyone has trouble with this or cannot reconcile the incongruity, you are welcome to contact me. I would be glad to talk to you about my precious and majestic Lord.  You can know Him.


About Roland

We avidly enjoy teaching about and observing God's creation. We are active in Christian mission work that often takes us to the Philippines and Asia. the observation of God's creation in terms. Part of the outreach and work is to maintain a site: [or use]. This site includes inspirational blogs, free downloadable courses, and a history of the charity organization. We aim to share the love of Jesus Christ, who has graciously extended his love to us. Our faith is a walking faith, so faith and works, as much as we are able, are married together.
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