This a hand-painted sign we have hanging on the gate to our garden. It comes from a verse in Psalm 96 expressing that all of nature will sing to the Lord praises when He comes to judge the world in righteousness and the people in faithfulness.
“Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.” (Psalm 96:12)
Over the years I have replaced it due to weathering and fading. The sign continues as a personal reminder that if nature is called to such worship of our Lord, how much more should the Redeemed in Christ worship Him for what awaits us in the future.
The Lord has prepared in love an incredible future and inheritance for us (1 Corinthians 2:9) which we cannot fathom to know while in this skin. But the Scriptures gives us a glimpse of the depth of His love for the Redeemed. For He has loved us with an everlasting love so much so that He calls us each by name and as such knows each of us by name.
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine.” (Isaiah 43:1).
The Lord declares “You are Mine” and nothing can snatch us from His amazing love!
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)
How can the Redeemed in Christ not do anything but worship the One who cherishes us, redeems us and make us His own? Let us post a “sign of remembrance” in our heart to the One who is worthy while we wait for His appearing.
“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise! To Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!” (Revelation 5:12 & 13b)