Creator

Creator

“Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things and by your will they existed and were created.”                                                                                                                                  Revelation 4:11

As the four living beings begin to sing, the twenty-four elders fall to the ground and cast their crown before the throne. They worship God for what he has done in creating. God is worthy of praise because he has created all that there is. Those in his presence seem to realize this at a great depth. They worship the Creator. He is the source of everything—everything. He is the source. He created all there is from nothing. That is the power he has. He is worthy to receive glory and honor and power. It is not that the elders are giving him those things, it is that they are declaring he is worthy of those things that are his. What a contrast to the worship on earth where the created is worshiped rather than the Creator (Romans 1:25). Last week, we considered pagan and partial worship and how those are the types of worship that most define worship on earth. It is not the pure worship that we see here. So many times, on earth, it is denied that God is the Creator. Even when it is not denied it does not necessarily lead people to worship. We do not see the need to fall before our Creator. Just the fact that God is the Creator should move us to joy-filled submissive worship and adoration. But even more it should move us to mouth-dropping awe of his unlimited and amazing power. That should cause us to honor him and give him all the glory.  Have you ever fallen down in worship before the Creator? Find time today to kneel before God. Even lay prostrate before him proclaiming these words to him, joining the chorus of heaven. “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things and by your will they existed and were created.”