“In a loud voice they sang: ‘Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” – Revelation 5:12
All of heaven rejoices in recognition of the remarkable redemption that has been given to all who believe, through the sacrifice of our Savior on the hill called “the Skull”. The Son was slain in our place, and then presented with all power, wealth, wisdom, honor, glory, praise and strength, supplied by God alone.
Just as is done in heaven, we ought to “sing out” strong our powerful praise for He who grants us great grace and gives the undeserved gift of eternity with Him. Our song ought to be audible not only by our words, but by how we live our lives in love.
Does my life sing praise?
Is His light lifted high by my behavior?
Some days, it seems that my song is merely a minute hum, rather than a song that soars as it is sung in strength. There are other days, however, where I feel as though I cannot stay silent and must allow the hope in my heart to be heard. Thankfully, He is not dependant on our fickle feelings, and fuels the faithful to forge forward as we grow in trust in Him. Each new day with Him, allows the song to be sung a little louder.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You alone are our reason to sing. Thank You that our acts of worship and songs of praise are always audible to Your ever-hearing heart. Forgive us for not always allowing Your heart to be heard through our actions or attitudes. Teach us to sing songs of praise to You, through everything that we say and do. May our life song supply others with the strength to seek You, our loving Savior. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present