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Make A Joyful Noise

June 5, 2009

One of my favorite David Crowder*Band songs is Make A Joyful Noise/I Will Not Be Silent.  I absolutely love the song.  For our trip to Israel, I am the worship leader and had to pick out a bunch of songs and print out lyrics for everyone to use so that we could all sing together.  Of course I added this song.  Well, we were sitting in a boat on the Sea Of Galilee yesterday and we started singing this song.  For some reason it hit me different than it ever has before.  Yes, I will not be silent.  Yes, I want to make a joyful noise to the Lord.  But I thought about it from a different angle this time.

The song talks about the flowers of the field, the trees of the forest, and all of creation crying out to God in worship.  Awesome!  How insane would that be?!  Well, they, like us, were created to worship God.  The only difference is that they don’t have a choice.  They exist and in doing so worship God.  But we are different.  Yes, the reason for our existence is to glorify God but we have free will.  We get to choose every second of every day whether or not we will worship Him in that second.  All the rest of creation doesn’t get that choice!

God's Hands Creating The World

So, just think about that today.  All of creation cries out to God in worship.  They can’t help it.  They exist and therefore worship Him.  We exist too and therefore should worship God, but we have the choice and often choose not too.  If everything was created to worship Him (us included), how much more glorifying is the worship from being that have the choice to worship Him and CHOOSE to do so?!

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