As anyone who has read my blog knows, I just love to point out how science verifies what is recorded in God’s word. This shouldn’t surprise us if we’re believers since God is the one who created all things and, therefore, established scientific laws that govern heaven and earth.
Speaking of heaven and earth, did you know that God created everything in them (whether microscopic or large enough to see with the naked eye) with the capability of praising him? And since they have the capability of praising him, it means that everything in the universe has the ability to make its own kind of sound, or give off its own voice. Take, for instance, these two passages that, until recently, were thought to be only figurative or metaphors that science has now found can also be interpreted literally:
33 For the Lord heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.
34 Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein. Psalm 69
3 … His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise.
4 And his brightness was as the light… Habakkuk 3
David in Psalm 69 was so excited about God’s deliverance that he was calling on everything in all of creation, whether in heaven or on earth or in the waters, to join him in praising God. Habakkuk was overjoyed with God’s judgments and power that he wanted every corner of the globe to be filled with God’s praise. Now scientists, with the advanced instruments that came about from God blessing them with knowledge, have discovered this can literally happen.
We have known for quite some time that humans, animals, water, wind, and things we create can make sound. But now we can add the following to that list:
If all of these things can cry out to God, then it makes me wonder what other discoveries will be made? For example, have they discovered that rocks emit sound on their own without something striking them? And if they do, does this mean it’s possible to make those rocks louder than they are so they’re audible to human ears, as Jesus said he could do by making them cry out (Luke 19:40)?
Since God must feel pleased when all of these things involuntarily sing out, just imagine what joy he must feel when his people of their own free will lift up praises to him. Under the present state of creation, we know it also groans and travails in the pain of sin’s curse (Romans 8:22), but praise God for the future when he will make all things new so that those groans will be a thing of the past and everything will praise him unfettered.
Harry A. Gaylord