When a Rhythmic Chirp Accompanied the Lord's Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer filled my living room as Joshua Aaron, a Messianic Jew, sang in Hebrew. I closed my eyes and worshiped the Lord. The space quickly became sacred in the stillness of the morning.

I found myself mesmerized by the rhythmic addition to The Lord’s Prayer

I became aware of a chirp — steady, rhythmic, like a staccato note released to the beat of Joshua’s song. Opening my eyes, I saw a cardinal perched on the edge of my bird feeder, its brilliant scarlet feathers glistening in the soft sunlight. The cardinal had joined in the worship.

I found myself mesmerized by its rhythmic addition to The Lord’s Prayer.

When the song ended, so did the chirping. The cardinal flew away to observe from the branches of the old apple tree.

The chirping added a beautiful addition to The Lord's Prayer

Scripture tells us that all creation gives glory to the Lord — even the rocks will cry out if we don’t and the trees will clap their hands with joy. It’s hard to fathom, isn’t it? Yet, I witness this over and over. You will too, if you’ll listen … if you’ll look for evidence of His presence.

For it is in Him that we live, move, and have our being. He is a shield about us. He holds us by His righteous right hand … amazing.

I love how Job describes the praise of creation:

“But now ask the beasts, and they will teach you;
And the birds of the air, and they will tell you;
Or speak to the earth, and it will teach you;
And the fish of the sea will explain to you.
Who among all these does not know
That the hand of the Lord has done this,
In whose hand is the life of every living thing,
And the breath of all mankind?” ~ Job 12:7-10

The glory of God is found in all of creation.

Hearing the cardinal sing along with The Lord’s Prayer reminded me of the glory of God found in all of creation. Oh, that we would consider the magnificence of our God and be enthralled by His presence.

The Lord’s Prayer Reminded Me How Great My God Is

I want my heart to burn within me when He passes by. I want my ears to be attuned to His voice. Like creation, I want to always praise Him, even in the downpours of difficulty. He is above it all. He is the Creator of all things.

The earth is full of the goodness of God.



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