Mountains Sing and Trees Clap Their Hands

by sandihester

You will go out in joy and be lead forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.   Isaiah 55:12 

Who knew that mountains could sing and trees even had hands to clap?  Who are they singing to and who are they clapping for?  Their Creator, that’s who.  They are in constant praise of their Maker.  I’m looking out my breakfast room window right now and my backyard is full of trees – they all stand with arms raised high praising their Creator.  When the wind blows through them, you can see them “clapping their hands”.  What will you do with your voice and hands today?  Will you praise the One who not only made you, but died for you and bought you at a very high price?  Or will the rocks cry out in your place?

This is a painting I did very early on in my painting “career” (if you can call it that).  It was actually a mistake – a mess up (I have  a LOT of those).  I painted this tree and hated it, so I practiced writing the scripture on the page that inspired me to paint the tree and I hated my writing even more than the tree.  I wanted to tear it up and throw it in the trash – but instead, I put it away.  Months later I pulled it out and LOVED it!  What changed???  I’m still not sure, but that happens all the time to me.  I paint something and hate it, and then I’ll look at it later and want to frame it.  It’s really weird how that works.  I do love this verse – may it stir your heart toward your Maker today – praise Him for He is more than worthy to be praised!

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