Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness.
Psalm 29:2, ESV
As the rains fall, we can see the glory of God in the greening of the land, as well as we can see the wonder and dangers of our fallen world through storms and floods. When we see suffering, the question of “Why?” often arises. Why would God allow this to happen? The reverse is not always the truth when we look at the beauty and splendor of the world or miraculous occurrences that happen in the midst of devastation. We are often reminded in Scripture not only that God should be praised but that God deserves our praise. He deserves our praise because of who He is and how He blesses us. In all reality, all that is good in our lives is because of God and His mercy. God is holy and just, and we are called to honor Him and His name in everything that we do. The word worship comes from old English and literally means worthy-ship, meaning we worship God because He is worthy of our praise and honor. Let God be praised.
Let us pray. I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, your dear Son, that you have kept me this night from all harm and danger, and I ask you to protect me this day also from sin and every evil, that in all I do today, I may please you. For into your hands, I commend myself, my body and soul, and all that is mine. Let your holy angel watch over me, that the wicked foe have no power over me. Amen.