Let Everything That Has Breath...

>> Saturday, July 18, 2009

We have unwanted guests in our Tabor residence this summer. They weren't invited. Actually, we didn't even know what they were. It took a Washington friend to go snooping to prove to me that our yard was not infested by monkeys that came out only at night. I'm not teasing! Mari took a flashlight and went hunting for the crazy sounds.

And yes, they did sound like monkeys and still do to this day. What she found were a bunch of frogs sitting in our pool that wasn't up and going yet. The hollow sound of the pool really made them sound a little bit louder than what they normally are, but not that much more.

We drained our pool and got it all nice and blue. They don't frequent there anymore but they are still in our yard. They bubble up their throat and sing away. It's the craziest thing. I've never heard anything like it. Not all our years of living here. Crazy.

These frogs, our neighbors, sing for all their worth. What do they have to sing about, I wonder? They have food to eat. They have a mate. They have children. They have a wonderful place to play. They must have plenty of food. And they sing because God allowed them to sing. They just gotta share. It comes bubbling out of them and it can't be stopped. "Let everything that has breath, praise the Lord," it says in the Psalms.

Hallelujah! Praise God in his holy house of worship,
praise him under the open skies;
Praise him for his acts of power,
praise him for his magnificent greatness;
Praise with a blast on the trumpet,
praise by strumming soft strings;
Praise him with castanets and dance,
praise him with banjo and flute;
Praise him with cymbals and a big bass drum,
praise him with fiddles and mandolin.
Let every living, breathing creature praise God!
Hallelujah! (Psalm 150)
We should be praising God in every way possible. We have even more to be thankful for then these noisy frogs do. "Let every living, breathing creature praise God! Hallelujah!" And what an awesome God we have! We just gotta share with others so they know how great and mighty and awesome He is! Let's don't let the frogs do all the work. Jump right in there. Hop into it. Fill your ribbity days with praise.

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