Words from the Heart for Saturday May 5th, 2018
You alone are the Lord. You made the skies and the heavens and all the stars. You made the earth and the seas and everything in them. You preserve them all, and the angels of heaven worship you.
Nehemiah 9:6 (NLT)
The Angels in Heaven Worship
The Bible speaks about God as Creator in many different places in the Word. When God’s people needed reassurance that their God could really preserve them in rebuilding their nation, the leader Nehemiah pointed to what God has done in creation to preserve life. That all-wise God could be trusted with the challenge before them.
Canada’s first Black church held its first worship service in November of 1826 in Toronto when 12 slaves who had no place to pray met together. “They joined a white church, and then they found they were unwelcome so they started their own church,” said Marion Byard, the church secretary and a gospel singer in the church. Joan Darnell joined the church in 1944 and when asked what has kept the congregation strong over the years, she said, “It could be the music. Music always brings people together.”
Have you ever had a worship experience that you have described as heavenly? None of us know what heavenly worship is like, obviously, because none of us have ever been to heaven to hear it, but it must really be something. The Bible speaks about this in Nehemiah 9:6, ““You alone are the Lord. You made the skies and the heavens and all the stars. You made the earth and the seas and everything in them. You preserve them all, and the angels of heaven worship you.” The angels were present at creation. What a sight that must have been as the Lord spoke the skies and the heavens, the stars, earth and seas, and all living things into being. It’s no wonder that they worshipped him. They had spent eternity in His presence, basking in His Glory, but to experience the power of God’s words that brought this glorious world into being must have been overwhelming. We are called to worship Him too. We weren’t present at creation, but we were present when we experienced His redemptive power in our lives. For this He deserves our worship.
These have been words from the heart.