We’re winding down our Thanksgiving countdown week. I hope that the posts have been a blessings and encouragement to you. I’ve really enjoyed them and find myself wishing I had longer because I keep finding wonderful verses to share. We’ll do this again next year for sure. Today we have the second half of the prayer from I Chronicles and it’s a glorious reading. I love verses that talk about creation’s response to God and the joyous praise creation sings to the Creator. There’s an endearing stanza in today’s reading that talks about the trees singing for joy – isn’t that beautiful? It would be thrilling to hear trees sing.
Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
25 For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
he is to be feared above all gods.
26 For all the gods of the nations are idols,
but the Lord made the heavens.
27 Splendor and majesty are before him;
strength and joy are in his dwelling place.
28 Ascribe to the Lord, all you families of nations,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
29 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
bring an offering and come before him.
Worship the Lord in the splendor of his[e] holiness.
30 Tremble before him, all the earth!
The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved.
31 Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;
let them say among the nations, “The Lord reigns!”
32 Let the sea resound, and all that is in it;
let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them!
33 Let the trees of the forest sing,
let them sing for joy before the Lord,
for he comes to judge the earth.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever.
35 Cry out, “Save us, God our Savior;
gather us and deliver us from the nations,
that we may give thanks to your holy name,
and glory in your praise.”
36 Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,
from everlasting to everlasting.
I Chron 16: 24-36
Blessings to you,