Have you ever been up in the early morning and just enjoyed the wonders of God’s great creation? It is so quiet and peaceful with the world still asleep. One can just imagine how great and vast is the world that God created. One can just see Him looking over and caring for His good earth and a feeling of goodness and well being comes over one as we know that God is in control and all is well with the world. In the quiet of the morning one is really without excuse, seeing the beauty and wonder of God (Romans 1:20) So, really, enjoying the peace of the morning one is without excuse if he does not believe in God. So, too, we should feel the need to obey His laws as the rest of creation does. Then as the dawn occurs and the birds are singing in the quiet, perhaps crisp, air we should feel our love grow in our hearts toward God and perhaps if we are just learning this emotion, we will feel it spring up and begin to grow, just as the new day begins.
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a re-warder of those who diligently seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6). As one watches the birds and perhaps other small animals moving around in the dawn, he or she can’t help but wonder if those creatures of His creation also diligently seek after God. There seems to be a knowing in animals that God is and that He created them as well and how can we, then, deny what is so obvious when one closely observes nature. A happy, singing bird, happily building his nest, seems to be singing the praises of his creator, just as surely as we do when we sing hymns during worship service. If this comes naturally to the birds, so it should come naturally to us human beings and it does if we will allow ourselves to truly sing from our hearts and praise God. Nothing comes more natural than this instinct as also, I believe displayed by birds every day, if we will just take the time to listen.
I believe there is something innate in mankind that makes it natural and even imperative for him to worship his God and his creator. A brother says that we are hard wired to serve our creator and that we will worship something in our lives in one way or another. Sad is the man and against nature, that will deny this instinct (if it can be called that) and not believe and indeed serve a power that is higher than himself. That being should be God in all His splendor and worthiness. Whom else can we worship, but the Creator and sustain-er of all things, including life itself and the hope of eternal life. Please read Isaiah 40: 9-31.
So, if God is the Creator and sustain-er of all things, who are we that we refuse to worship Him? As we think of the dawn breaking over the earth, we should begin in ourselves a new dawn and a new day in which we will serve God as He intends for us to do and as all the rest of creation clearly does. Who are we to say to God that we will neither acknowledge Him nor worship Him as He deserves? We must turn to Him and begin to serve Him as He desires all men to do before it is too late and while we yet have life. Once this life is over, it will be too late (Hebrews 9:27).
So, please turn to God before it is too late. You can obey the Gospel (see Plan of Salvation above) and then join yourself to a local Church of Christ, where all members strive to serve the Father to the best of their ability as found in His word and to worship Him as outlined in His word. It is the least we can do for the One who has given us all things and with our faithful service, the hope of eternal life with Him forever (John 17:3; Titus 1:2; 1 John 5:13; Jude 1:21). So, get yourself right with God, the Creator, and begin to serve Him while you yet have opportunity. Such is the way of all things and human beings are no different.
God bless and keep you until next time.