Devo 18

“Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice and let them say among the nations, “The Lord reigns!”
1 Chronicles 16:31

When we think of space we tend to think only in images. But did you know there is a lot of sound in space as well? I always thought sound couldn’t travel in space but apparently there’s enough of it for NASA to make some amazing recordings of stars and planets as they oscillate at various frequencies. Louis Giglio picked up on this phenomenon and gave an incredible message about the heavens and the earth worshipping God. You can access it by clicking here.

Listening to the following recordings by NASA just took my breath away.

Space sounds from our Solar system.

You see when God commands the heavens to rejoice in Deuteronomy 32:43 and to be glad in 1 Chronicles 16:31 and Psalm 96:11 and for the sun, moon and shining stars to praise Him in Psalm 148:3 and 150:1, THEY DO! Just like the rest of nature, the whole universe is doing exactly what it was made to do—worship the Creator and bring glory to Him.

But you know what’s even more remarkable than the fact that seemingly silent heavens are joined together in a loud chorus of praise? The fact that the very beings God chose to make in His own image are NOT. Here we are with the cognitive capabilities to launch space craft that capture these recordings, with an emotional capacity to thrill at the latest images from Hubble, and with the very image of the Creator of the universe stamped upon our faces and yet we refuse to worship the One who holds every atom of our being together by the Word of His power. We really are that dead.

BUT GOD, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with Him and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages He might show the immeasurable riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:4-10

Why? With a whole universe and a host of angelic beings obediently and joyfully rendering God what He is due, why did He go to all the trouble at the cost of His own Son’s life to make worshippers out of us? Ephesians answers that, too.

“So that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. This was according to the eternal purpose that He has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Eph. 3:10,11

Now can you lift up your heart and voice and rejoice together with the “angelic hosts… the sun moon and shining stars… the great sea creatures and all deeps, fire and hail, snow and mist, stormy wind fulfilling His word! Mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars! Beasts and all livestock, creeping things and flying birds!” Can you O kings of the earth, O peoples, princes and rulers, can you young man, you maiden, you old men, you children, can you, by God’s mercy, do what you were created to do?

“Praise the name of the Lord, for His name alone is exalted; His majesty is above earth and heaven.” Psalm 148:13