It was the fall of 1977 and wherever anyone traveled, the strains of a solo woman singer were heard. It was Debbie Boone singing the most popular song in the country, “You Light Up My Life.” Her lovely voice singing a poignant love song; it was an immediate sensation. Although many thought Ms. Boone was singing to her lover, she adamantly insisted that she was singing to God. This revelation endeared the song even more to her fans, including those who could not hear. On one memorable occasion, a school of deaf children presented a special concert to Ms. Boone. As she sang the song, the children signed the words to her. At the end of the performance, they signed the message, “You light up my life” to her.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Psalms 150:6 (ESV)
This beautiful example of deaf children “singing” a song of godly praise reminds me of God’s promises when He returns to establish His Kingdom. When we read certain verses in the Bible, it may be startling to hear that inanimate objects like hills, mountains, and the sun and moon are commanded to praise God. Hyperbole? Perhaps. But as our Lord Jesus Christ told His disciples, is anything too difficult for God? We are accustomed and conditioned to think that the only way we can praise God is through our voice or physical actions but God is not limited by flesh and blood. He created everything and it should come as no surprise that God has created the means for His entire Creation to praise Him, in a manner, we may not understand or conceive. Someday, in Heaven, all believers in Jesus Christ will understand the depth and breadth of what it means to praise God, and it will be more glorious than we can ever imagine!
You light up my life!
Indeed, God, your love enlightens your entire creation!
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.