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The Liturgy of Creation

Happy Easter!  Today I continue my journey through Scott Hahn’s book, Lenten Reflections from A Father Who Keeps His Promises.

In Revelation, John describes how all creation will sing God’s praises:

Day and night [the four living creatures] do not stop exclaiming:

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God almighty,
who was, and who is, and who is to come.”

Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to the one who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before the one who sits on the throne and worship him, who lives forever and ever. They throw down their crowns before the throne, exclaiming:

“Worthy are you, Lord our God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things;
because of your will they came to be and were created.”  Rev. 4:8-11.

The commentary to the New American Bible, Revised Edition, explains that the living creatures represent universal creation, while the 24 elders represent the twelve tribes of Israel and the twelve apostles.  This vision of John’s describes the heavenly worship of God.

This Lent has been one of the best I’ve experienced in preparing for Easter.  Now that the Easter Season is here, it is time to put my Lenten preparation to use.  How does this translate to worship?  How can my actions and behaviors echo the heavenly Alleluia chorus of John’s vision?

Day 47-2This Easter Season, I commit to continue my study of His Word, and continue to grow in my prayer and faith life.Day 47-1

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