Worship: Week 1 - Devotion 1

“You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.” - Nehemiah 9:6

If you don't travel much in the United States or around the world, then your world is very small. Even if you've visited different places, your world or your view of the world consists mostly of the town where you live. How big is your town? Not your city, per se. But your community? Your suburb? The area you live, play, eat, and go to school? For some, it's bigger than others. But for most, it's a relatively small area, all things considered. 

Did you know the surface area of the Earth is almost 200 million square miles? That is a lot of real estate, and God created every inch of it. Think about the beauty of the town where you live, maybe a river, or a mountain, or a beautiful coastline, and multiply that beauty thousands of time over and over . . . THAT is the wonder of God's creative power. And that doesn't even include the beauty and majesty beyond our world in the heavens.

Is it any wonder the writers of the Bible were constantly amazed at the glories and wonders of God’s creation? They responded to that sense of awe with words, with songs, and with prayers. We call that response worship. Look around this week as you live out your life and think about the simple things you see like a brilliant sunset, a colorful tree, or even the stars in the night sky. Your response, however great or small, will be an act of worship. 

Emily Traylor