“Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it!” (Psalm 96:11-12, ESV).
As this jubilant psalm nears its conclusion, the exhortation to praise expands from the peoples of the earth (v.7) to take in the rest of creation. God created the heavens and the earth (Gen. 1:1), and now these works of His might are called to delight in Him and proclaim His glory.
Delight in the Lord. As God’s creatures, our purpose is directed towards His worship. In times of trial, may His glory lift your heart from the struggles of life and the darkness of the world, to rejoice instead in the glory of God our King.