by Hector Meza
“Through the praise of children and infants
you have established a stronghold against your
enemies,to silence the foe and the avenger.”
Psalm 8:2 NIV
“You have taught children and infants
to tell of your strength,
silencing your enemies
and all who oppose you.”
Psalm 8:2 NLT
“You have made sure that children
and infants praise you.
You have done it because of your enemies.
You have done it to put a stop to their talk.”
Psalm 8:2 NIRV
Isn’t it great when God shows up to silence the enemy? In continuing with the spirit of the God hunt sightings, I wanted to share with you something that blessed me during a chapel recently. I had just wrapped up looking at psalm 8 with the 6-8 grade chapel group. We had taken time to ponder, as David had, the majesty and mercy of our great, fearful and holy God. We ended chapel by worshiping God through song. As I dismissed the 6-8 group, I decided to get some music ready to play for the following group of 3-5 graders.
I usually like to play something fun for the students in the hopes of exposing them to the fact that there are many amazing Christian artists of different genres. However, since the first chapel had run late I only had time to put on the following song from the playlist I had set up for the end of chapel. The song that came on was, God of Wonders, by Mac Powell with Cliff and Danielle Young. I thought to myself, “Oh well, too late to change it, I’ll just play a little bit and then turn it off.” God, however, had other plans. Without any prompting from myself or the other teachers, the students began to worship. I was taken aback because before my eyes, I experienced these students fulfilling Scripture. God had ordained praise to come from the mouths of these children and through their praises they were able to silence the enemy.
In our culture of skepticism and doubt about God, it was an absolute blessing to hear these students proclaim the greatness of God. I believe that many times we Christians forget that our worship is a powerful weapon to shut the mouth of the enemy. How many times do we miss those opportunities to worship God for one feeble reason or another. “I’m not in the mood to worship.” “This song is boring” “I wonder if that person emailed me back.” The children of God must not forget to cultivate our awe and wonder of God just like David, the writer of Psalm 8 must have. I encourage you to take time to worship God. Today. Better yet, right now. When you worship, know that you’re doing it in the throne room of the King of a million galaxies!