When we hear these wonderful words, we must understand that through them they send an invitation and call us to come into the joy, love, and grace of the Kingdom of God here and now, through the book of Psalms, but especially Psalm 150.
Through these beautiful words of life, we are being invited to join in the endless song of praise that has been and is being lifted up to our God by all of creation, a song that has taken place since the beginning of time. Through these wonderful words of life, the words of joy and happiness, we are invited to celebrate God and dance! What a wonderful invitation to us. And though it sounds strange, this invitation is exactly what we need.
There is now much discomfort in our world.
We now have so much hate in our word that the song of creation praises is being disturbed. We need some joy now. We have to celebrate God now. We must accept the call of God to be part of the Kingdom of God on earth for many reasons, and at least we must hear again that God is in control.
In the midst of the misery now found in our country in the midst of all the fear and wrath of the world, it is the Scriptures and the message that we should now hear. We must hear the call to the glory of our God again. We have to hear that our God is responsible. We have to know that God has the last word. And that’s exactly what we have in this text today.
Psalm 150 reminds us of the first Hallelujah to the end, and after we have read all the psalms, we are happy, sad, angry, disturbed, still the creatures of our God and the King, and invited to worship God. We do not praise God for what God has done for us. We praise God for what God is to us and for us. God has shown mercy to us. God has shown us, love. Psalm 150 invites us to praise God because the God we know and continue to experience on the path of faith is faithful, enduring and friendly to all generations.
And we know that in the end, no matter what life brings us, we know that God will always love. We know that God will always be persistent. We know that God will always be faithful. We know that God will always be there for us. We know that God is always in control.
So let’s celebrate God with all we have: trumpets, violins, tambura, big bass drums, flutes, violins, and mandolins. Let’s praise God because, no matter how much we suffer, no matter how many times we doubt, no matter how angry we are with God, no matter how many times we ask in despair, “Why me,” God will always love, persistent, and be faithful forever. God is there and always be there; guiding us on this long and strange journey, we call life. God will always be in control and always has the last word.