Saturday, December 17, 2011

Praising the Creator

But really, how could anyone seriously claim that those fossil amazing fields, divine Nature Reserves, have been intentionally created by God so that Adam and Eve could admire His work on this planet long before humans existed?

The answer is in the nature of our God, the God of Israel, the only real God there is. The Holy One and the Holy Trinity: He talks.

God is totally hidden, invisible and beyond the research of science and mathematics. There is no proof that He even exists and many people seriously doubt that thinking it is more probable that there is no God at all. Things just exist without the One who Is.

So how could we say that this invisible hidden God likes us to praise Him for His works and brings them to us thinking our best?

As I said before, because He talks.

It is as simple as that.

Let us just humbly listen what He says and we learn about these wonderful things and can join the millions and millions of human beings who begin their day praising the Lord!

For example

And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
Genesis 2:19-20

Here, in the myster of the Garden of Eden, God is very considerate of man in two ways. It is important, how Adam calls the beasts - and we have been busy taxing and naming the phyla ever since - and in checking the personal reaction of Adam to those creatures! Truly loving God the Father.

Saint Paul puts it in a more negative way but also from here we can deduce the importance God gives to human praise and the significance of giving glory only to Him

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;  Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Rom 1:18-25

Haydn praising the Creator
One of the great praises of God the Creator is Joseph Haydn's oratorio Creation. It is in so many ways wonderful from chaotic origins and creation of the Sun to the unforgettable aria of Adam and Eve.

With joyous humour and harmonies the Viennese master follows the Creation story in the beginning of the Bible and culminates the fabulous music with angels and Adam and Eve praising God. Not for nothing it has been said that Haydn began every day of composing this masterpiece kneeling in front of his Lord. It shows.

But especially great this oratorio is in its simple childish faith in God the Creator and His word that makes both performers and listeners so happy and joyous inviting everyone to join in the praise of God.

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