Let the entire universe erupt with praise to God. He spoke and created it all—from nothing to something. He established the cosmos to last forever, and he stands behind his commands so his orders will never be revoked. Let the earth join in with this parade of praise! You mighty creatures of the ocean’s depths, echo in exaltation! Lightning, hail, snow, clouds, and the stormy winds that fulfill his word— bring your melody, O mountains and hills; trees of the forest and field, harmonize your praise!
// Psalms 148:5-9 TPT
“If we had better hearing, and could discern the [singing] of sea birds, the rhythmic [drumming] of schools of mollusks, or even the distant harmonics of [flies] hanging over meadows in the sun, the combined sound might lift us off our feet.” [Quoted by Lewis Thomas; Adapted from Mark Batterson, All In (Zondervan, 2013), pp. 118-119]
Consider // Next time you are outside in your backyard or taking a walk, be silent and listen to nature. We may not have the ability to hear every butterfly wing or crawling of the ants, yet you can enjoy the wind rustling the trees and the heron calling out. What else can you hear? Now join in and harmonize in praise.