Joining All Creation in Worship

We were created to join all creation in worship of our Creator.  When we are most who we are to be – most ourselves – every cell in us will resonate with the beauty of the One who made us for Himself.

The spiritual journey becomes the process of increasing awareness of the God of Creation.  As He reveals Himself, we find dendritic pathways of discovery and labyrinthine journeys of joy – revealing the worthiness of praising the One whose own holiness compels us to worship.

Thus the Psalmists sings:

Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;
    let the sea resound, and all that is in it.
Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them;
    let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.
Let all creation rejoice before the Lord…

In response to this, songwriters Joel Houston, Benjamin Hastings, and Michael Fatkin sing, “if the stars were made to worship you… So Will I.”  (Listen also to the interview with the authors at the end of this clip):

God of creation
There at the start
Before the beginning of time
With no point of reference
You spoke to the dark
And fleshed out the wonder of light
 
And as You speak
A hundred billion galaxies are born
In the vapor of Your breath the planets form
If the stars were made to worship so will I
I can see Your heart in everything You’ve made
Every burning star
A signal fire of grace
If creation sings Your praises so will I
God of Your promise
You don’t speak in vain
No syllable empty or void
For once You have spoken
All nature and science
Follow the sound of Your voice
And as You speak
A hundred billion creatures catch Your breath
Evolving in pursuit of what You said
If it all reveals Your nature so will I
I can see Your heart in everything You say
Every painted sky
A canvas of Your grace
If creation still obeys You so will I
 
So will I
So will I
If the stars were made to worship so will I
If the mountains bow in reverence so will I
If the oceans roar Your greatness so will I
For if everything exists to lift You high so will I
If the wind goes where You send it so will I
If the rocks cry out in silence so will I
If the sum of all our praises still falls shy
Then we’ll sing again a hundred billion times
God of salvation
You chased down my heart
Through all of my failure and pride
On a hill You created
The light of the world
Abandoned in darkness to die
 
And as You speak
A hundred billion failures disappear
Where You lost Your life so I could find it here
If You left the grave behind You so will I
I can see Your heart in everything You’ve done
Every part designed in a work of art called love
If You gladly chose surrender so will I
I can see Your heart
Eight billion different ways
Every precious one
A child You died to save
If You gave Your life to love them so will I
Like You would again a hundred billion times
But what measure could amount to Your desire
You’re the One who never leaves the one behind

Songwriters: Joel Houston / Benjamin Hastings / Michael Fatkin
So Will I lyrics © Capitol Christian Music Group


If we never make connection to the transcendent One, we have only the immanent self to worship.  If we never come to the revelation of God, we may be doomed to the self obsession/worship of this age obscuring His beauty and holiness.
In what ways do you worship? What is the focus of your praise?
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About R.H. (Rusty) Foerger

As I enter the third third of life, I am becoming aware of the role of elders today “to enlarge spiritual vision, being devoted to prayer, living in the face of death, as a living curriculum of the Christian life” (Dr. James M. Houston). I am a life long and life wide learner who seeks to: *decipher the enigma of our worth *rescue from the agony of prayerlessness *integrate spiritual friendship.
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