Almost every morning just before daybreak I am awakened by the sound of a Mockingbird singing his little heart out near my bedroom windows. He sits on the top branches of our weeping cherry tree and shouts out his song. There was a big lesson in his funny little song!
My mockingbird’s song is my alarm clock. Sadly, his song is not even that pretty! No obvious melody, just strings of squawks and calls and shrill whistles. But he doesn’t seem to care at all! He just belts it out his own “song” with everything his dear little soul has.
Believe me, his wake up call is not the most gentle way to wake up. Some mornings it’s comical because it is so bad! But some mornings it’s very very annoying!!!!
Not long ago a fragment of scripture popped into my head. Something about the trees of the field clapping their hands. What a great word picture!
Can you see the wind blowing through the trees making them “clap”?
FOR YE SHALL GO OUT WITH JOY, AND BE LEAD FORTH WITH PEACE: THE MOUNTAINS AND THE HILLS SHALL BREAK FORTH BEFORE YOU WITH SINGING, AND THE TREES OF THE FIELDS SHALL CLAP THEIR HANDS. Isaiah 55:12
Although this verse is taken out of context I love to think all the earth is singing a song of great worship to the LORD in their own way!
The trees clapping their hands and yes, even my mockingbird friend singing his rag-tag song!
SING TO THE LORD ALL THE EARTH SING TO THE LORD, BLESS HIS NAME; PROCLAIM GOOD TIDINGS OF HIS SALVATION FROM DAY TO DAY… LET THE HEAVEN’S BE GLAD AND THE EARTH REJOICE LET THE SEAS ROAR AND ALL IT CONTAINS LET THE FIELDS EXULT AND ALL THAT IS IN IT THEN ALL OF THE TREES OF THE FOREST WILL SHOUT FOR JOY BEFORE THE LORD, FOR HE IS COMING Psalm 96:1,2, 11-13
All the earth in its own way knows and gives glory to the Lord! Nature knows its Creator and in a great and wonderful act of corporate worship does exactly what it is created to do, it shows who HE is.
We can see God and who He is through His creation!
Now that is a great act of worship, indeed!
Even my noisy little mockingbird is singing with all that is within him and doing his little birdie things just like God created him to do. And it pleases and is a great worship to the Author of the Universe! The mocking bird sings each morning for only God to hear!
Nature cannot wait for the Lord to come back. All creation knows the mess this world is in and waits with immense anticipation for Jesus’ return.
But here is a startling thing… God’s most prized creation does not necessarily feel that way!
Unlike the rest of creation, it praises itself and acts independently of its wonderful Creator. Its songs and deeds are self-driven and much of it is an abomination to the Lord!
We were made to have the most intimate relationship with the very GOD OF ALL! Our being and living was created to be a great praise to the Lord just like the rest of the created world.
This morning I got up and took a lesson from my little birdie friend. I started my day with my own song to the Lord.
THIS IS THE DAY THE LORD HAS MADE, LET US REJOICE AND BE GLAD Psalm: 118:24
Let’s all join creation and praise our Maker and worship Him!!! Let’s live IN HIM the way we were created to be!