What must happen for you to proclaim the greatness of it? How extraordinary must it be? Are you easily impressed, or does it take something near other worldly? Would God standing right in front of you be impressive enough for you to proclaim it?
We often see or hear people being over dramatic about events today? It seems everyone is seeking attention. They want the focus to be on them, even it is only because they are telling a story about something that happened to someone else.
Yet, how do those stories stack up to God coming into His creation? We are impressed by someone who rides a skateboard, does a backflip, and lands on the moving skateboard. We are entertained by our pets and some of the funny things they do. We are wowed by a one-handed catch in a football game. They all pale in comparison to God stepping into this world—the world He created.
The psalmist proclaims the name of God. He praises his name. He wants all the nations around the world to know who God is and what he has done. The proclamation and praise are a result of the psalmist experiencing God’s handiwork in his life and recognizing it is God who acted.
How often do we chalk something up to coincidence or happenstance, rather than giving credit to God for having acted in our lives? We fail to recognize God at work. When we open our eyes and our minds to see God working, we will be amazed. That amazement will lead us to give God the credit due him. Our amazement will prod us to praise him and proclaim his mighty acts.
I pray we all proclaim the name of God. I pray we praise his name. I pray we recognize his acts in our lives and seek to tell everyone we know about them. Proclaim the name of God. Praise the Lord. Seek God working in your life. Recognize God’s acts. Tell others how God is moving. Tell others of God acting in your life.
Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
make known among the nations what he has done.