A Slice of Heaven

Carol Moerman

READ : Psalm 19:1-4

There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. (v. 3 NIV)

Our daughter recently wrote from Fiji: “I imagine heaven will be something like this – endless stretches of white sand beaches and crystal clear water; lush vegetation creeping up the inland hills; a thousand bright orange ‘Nemos’ hiding in a sunlit underwater cavern; too many stunning sights to describe.” Scripture alerts us to the fact that God is continually displaying his glory through his creation, “day after day pouring forth speech,” calling forth worship from those who have eyes to see.

Yet millions don’t personally know the One who made this intricately designed world, and so don’t honor him. John Piper, in Let the Nations Be Glad, says, “Mission exists because worship doesn’t. In missions we simply aim to bring the nations into the white hot enjoyment of God’s glory.” Missions is not the primary purpose of human existence, worship is. The reason we care about missions is because so many do not know the God they were made to worship. When millions from every nation, people group, and language fall on their faces in the awesome presence of God, missions will be over. But worship will go on forever!

PRAYER

Father, may your glory spread over all the earth, until people from every language and culture rejoice in your salvation.