Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Why Do The Birds Sing?

Today we enjoyed the beautiful Spring weather to sit outside a local restaurant at some tables they had placed for their patrons. The sky was blue and the sun shining brightly.

As we enjoyed our coffee and treats, Glen was busy reading and I was listening to the birds in the nearby bushes and trees. In spite of our presence they were busily singing. They twittered and tweeted to each other (and needed no hand-held devices to do it, either) and I enjoyed the beauty of their song.

There was a tree nearby still bare of leaves and I could easily see the birds perched among the branches. I marveled at them being willing to sit so close to us -- almost as if they were there to give us our own little concert.

I have long loved this passage in the book of Revelation:

"And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;
Saying with a loud voice,
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth,
and under the earth, and such as are in the sea,
and all that are in them, heard I saying,
Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever."
Revelation 5:11-13

Imagine every creature praising the Lamb. But isn't that what they do today? When the birds sing, are they not singing praises to their Lord? When the insects make their tiny insect noises, aren't they giving honor and glory and blessing to their Creator? When the whales sing their huge and glorious song, to whom do they sing? They sing to the King of the universe, the One of whom it was said that "all things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made."

So why do the birds sing? They sing to glorify the Lord Jesus, the Lamb that was slain, the One that was found Worthy.

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