‘Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt His name together.’ Psalm 34:3 (NIV)
Our children’s department at church just finished their yearly Vacation Bible School last week. As usual, it was a resounding success. Lots of kids attended, the church membership worked hard, and there were some who were saved. If only one is saved, it is a success.
This past Sunday was the Children’s Sunday. They did the praise and worship, and their leader, who is our Connections Pastor’s wife, Heather, actually gave the lesson, or sermon, if you wish, during this service. She had a great impact on people of all ages, and she gave examples of the kids and their experiences the past week to emphasize God’s movement in this year’s VBS. A video was played so those who could not be a part of it this year could see the kids and the workers. Near the end, some of the kids collected the offering. It was a blessing just to watch them doing so well what they see the adults doing each week.
As I sat there and watched those kids, from wee little ones who could barely toddle, to the middle schoolers, praising God, in both song and dance, I was moved nearly to tears. They were giving Him glory. They knew He is their Savior, and they knew He had blessed them last week. They knew to Whom praise was due.
When Heather spoke to the church, she said the kids were Glory Givers. And then she told us we all should be too. What finer way to honor the Lord our God than to give Him glory, and lots of it! These kids were the example to those of us who are much older…God is worthy to be praised. He is everything to all of us. He is love, and He is Our Hope. He put hope in those little kids, and they were thrilled to experience it.
He is, indeed, worthy to be glorified, through praise, through our prayers, through song and dance, and yes, through how we live our lives. If we live our lives to honor Him, we have pleased the heart of God. Glorify His name today. Learn to be a Glory Giver!
‘I will thank the LORD with all my heart; I will declare all Your wonderful works. I will rejoice and boast about You; I will sing about Your name, Most High.’ Psalm 9:1-2 (HCSB)