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6/21/13 at 10:03 PM 0 Comments

Creatures Praising God by Nonverbal Means

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When I was a child, I went to children's choir practice each week. One of the songs we learned was Creature Praise. It is a fun song to sing about the animals that God has created. In the chorus we sang the words "let all creatures praise the Lord." These words could be based on Psalm 150:6 which says "Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD."

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According to The Butterfly Site, "Many butterflies can taste with their feet to find out whether the leaf they sit on is good to lay eggs on to be their caterpillars' food or not."

How would a lady bug or butterfly praise God? Through nonverbal praise.

According to eHow, "Praising a person with nonverbal cues is easy, and you do it everyday without thinking about it. It is important to give genuine and authentic praise as people can pick up on disingenuous communication, even if it is nonverbal."

If you have ever clapped after someone sang a song, then you have offered nonverbal praise. So I think it is possible for a butterfly to give praise to God by flapping its wings as it flies.

The first verse of Creature Praise:

Large creatures, small creatures
Short and tall creatures
Come now and praise the Lord
Young creatures, old creatures
Hot and cold creatures
Come now and praise the Lord

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