Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens.
2 Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.
3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
4 what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?
5 You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor.
6 You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet:
7 all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild,
8 the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas.
9 Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
Matt 2: 2
The Lord of all the earth worships no one but is worshipped by everyone and everything.
The heavens declare the glory of God.
The skies proclaim the work of his hands.
The mountains speak His righteousness.
The great deep is His justice.
The glory of God is shown in everything He created. From the gigantic stars to the tiny DNA strands, they carry the signatures of God. They remind us of God’s nature and His very presence. However, among all, there is a sweet and pleasing sound to God’s ear, people’s worship, especially those from children and infants. One of the most satisfying moments for Jesus on earth must be in this scene when the wise men went all the way from the East, walking in hot days and cold nights, and bringing the best gifts they could to the newborn king. That was their passion to worship!
How much trouble would you go through to worship Jesus? Does your passion measure up with the wise men? Does your passion measure up with the grace you received? Does your passion measure up to God’s glory?
Convenience ranks high in this day and age but not so much for Jesus. If Jesus wants convenience, He would have waited until there was internet so He could broadcast His sermons on YouTube, participate in weddings on Zoom, and die on the cross “virtually”. But He didn’t, He came 2000 years ago. He became a man a little lower than the angels. He was bounded by time and space. He was here IN PERSON.
The Christmas season is coming. May we all worship our King of kings even more passionately than the wise men. Willing to go through any troubles to offer God the pleasing sound to His ear.
Dear Jesus, we live to worship You and to reflect Your glory. We offer our praise and let it be a sweet, sweet sound in your ear! Amen