Joining in the Praise


Amidst a challenging week, I’ve been thinking of the book of Revelation. Odd, right? I feel like that's not the typical book you think of for comfort during life’s craziness, which is why I thought it was strange that the verses kept coming back into my mind. I’m only 19 - definitely not an advanced seminary student understanding the complicated readings of Revelation, so I’ve always found myself straying away from it. I think that deep down I was almost fearful of what I would find. Ignorance is bliss, right? My pastor has always said, “Knowledge is responsibility,” But, my knowledge of Christ doesn’t change who He is - He is never changing and consistent. I guess I forgot that part, in fear of having to be truly responsible of my faith. 

While Revelation is filled with many scriptures needing interpretation and lots of confusing concepts to grasp, something I’ve been learning so much from has been how 24/7 there are creatures singing a constant praise to God around His throne: “Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.” (Rev 4:8) 

This means that constantly, through every word that I’ve said and every action I have ever done, these words have been said in heaven through it all. Through each time I haven’t represented Christ well, each time I chose not to love, every time I’ve made a mistake, each time I was just going through the motions. Everything. Every moment since the beginning of time a symphony of praise has been happening for our Savior. 

How crazy is that? Right now, at this very moment, a chorus of “Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come” is glorifying our Savior in heaven. 

Am I chiming in? Am I recognizing this? 

I’ve been trying to come closer to understanding this daily, and it has changed my actions so immensely. I’m just here on this earth for a while, and heaven is my true; so why would I not praise God along with the angels until I can praise Him among the angels? 

I can choose to have my hearts cry be “Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come” through every thing I do. 

Knowing the glorifying to God that is happening in each moment, how could I ever pass up an opportunity to be the hands and feet of Christ on earth? How could I ever miss a moment to love others well, like Christ did? 

He deserves all the honor, glory, and praise, forever. So, let me join in on worshiping Him through everything I do. 

John 13:34 - A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 

Join the powerful worship of Christ this week through every opportunity to love as He has shown us. 

See you next week, 

Shay 

Shay Maclean