Do you know someone who does a job every day and neither gets nor expects any glory for it? He or she may perform a job that is crucial to the wellbeing of their family, workplace or community. You might think of the Mom who has stayed up all night nursing a sick child and then has to get ready to put in a full 8 hours at work the next day. Or perhaps it’s the policeman working the night shift who patrols the neighborhood while all the residents are sleeping, looking out for trouble. Maybe when you come into your office every morning you don’t notice the labors of the cleaning people who keep the floors clean, windows free of smudges and the air so fresh.
We may not give it a second thought, but the God of the universe works behind the scenes too. Every time our heart pumps blood to our vital organs, or the earth is kept in its orbit or the seas stay within their boundaries do we give Him honor and thank Him? Most would say “No”!
We are created in God’s image. Even so, on our best day we could not equal His mercy, omniscience and patience. However, we do share many of the attributes of our God. Our omnipotent Father feels anger and jealousy. As we do, He desires to be honored, which is to be esteemed and respected. Day after day we see His glory and power in the thundering waves, bolts of lightning and earthquakes, just as the psalmist says. But we also see His majesty in how a baby grows in his mother’s womb. When a hardened drug addict comes the end of her road and climbs into the loving arms of the Savior, we should thank Him for this miracle.
Remember to give God the glory He is worthy of with every sunrise and every act of mercy in your life. And don’t forget to show honor to the people in your family, workplace and community that might never ask for it; like your spouse, parents, co-worker, neighbor, pastor, doctor, firefighters……