In Revelation chapter 4, John sees a vision of God on his throne surrounded by four living creatures and 24 elders. They are worshipping God saying, “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”

They are declaring that God is worthy of worship because he created all things. Because in him, all things live and move and have our being.

This creation we are a part of is truly amazing. The size and complexity of the universe are incomprehensible to most of us. From the smallest particle to the largest galactic clusters, it is all intricately, intentionally, intelligibly designed. The more we learn about the world, the more remarkable it is revealed to be.

As humans, we naturally praise others for their gifts and work. Think of the applause for a ballet dancer, the cheering for an athlete and the awe over a painter’s masterpiece. They are worthy of praise because of what they have done to make their work possible. How much more so for the one who produced the universe we inhabit? More than any other person, place or thing, the creator of all of us is worthy of our praise and worship.