Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying: “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!”
Revelation 5:13 NIV
What species are more Canadian than moose or beavers? We now have an answer. A new report has catalogued 308 species, sub-species and varieties of plants and animals found in Canada — and nowhere else on the planet. They include mammals such as the eastern wolf, Vancouver Island marmot, wood bison and Peary caribou; birds such as the Pacific Steller’s jay; and fish such as the Banff longnose dace, Atlantic whitefish and Vancouver lamprey. But 80 per cent of them are plants and insects.
Over the past few days we have been focusing on what the Bible says about worship. The form of worship may differ in different cultures and languages, but there are some clear principles for Christian worship that must be the foundation for whatever the form looks like. There is a day coming when Jesus will return and establish forever His Kingdom. The final book of the Bible speaks to this in Revelation 5:13: “Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying: ‘To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!’” Won’t that be a day. It’s a day that every follower of Jesus longs for – when the Church will gather in victory, made up of people from every tribe, tongue and nation, joined by every other created being, to worship the Lord Jesus. We will declare praise and honour to the reigning King. Here and now, we are called to rehearsal for that great day. Our worship ought always to focus on praising the soon-coming King Jesus.
These have been words from the heart.