Dougall. Prince. Skipper. They were my childhood dogs. They’re dead now. I think!
“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 honour and glory and power, for ever and ever!” The four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped.” (Revelation 5 v 13-14)
When I sing songs and hymns about all of creation worshipping God I definitely haven’t been paying too much attention other than to human beings doing so.
John sees the whole of creation understand fully and properly that Jesus the Lamb is God for He is worshipped equally as God the Father is. That’s the whole of creation.
I don’t know how this is possible or what it looks like. Man and mammals, birds and reptiles and everything in the sea all in worship? Insects, really? I can’t get my head around this. Perhaps John couldn’t? The whole of creation in worship! It would be like a restored culmination of perhaps what it was all meant to be like. A redeemed world around the throne.
“Praise the Lord from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths …
wild animals and all cattle, small creatures and flying birds … Let them praise the name of the Lord …” (Psalm 148: 7-13)
Man’s destruction of the earth is the destroying of something that was created to worship and glorify God. We need to pay more attention to this.
I don’t preach about creation. Well, I do, but it is a world where man dominates and rules etc. I don’t even think about anything other than man as being of any importance.
But this morning I am thinking of Dougall, Prince and Skipper!