Psalm 148:7-12: "Praise the Lord from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths, lightning and hail, snow and clouds,stormy winds that do his bidding, you mountains and all hills,fruit trees and all cedars, wild animals and all cattle,small creatures and flying birds, kings of the earth and all nations, you princes and all rulers on earth, young men and women, old men and children."
The Psalmist says everything will eventually praise God. The earth, the elements, every living thing, young and old are to join heaven in worshiping Yahweh.
God has blessed us in the Greater Baltimore Church of Christ with amazing men and women who are constantly using their talents and abilities to praise and honor the King. It's honorable to praise him. But it warrants special attention when it peaks the interest of the world around us.
Recently, two members of our congregation were given special recognition for their hard work in their careers and community.
Philip Chong was honored as a 2016 winner of "20 in their Twenties." Honorees are selected from Maryland’s up-and-comers who are in their 20s. They are chosen on the basis of professional accomplishment, civic involvement and impact of achievement. The program celebrates the best and brightest under 30. Some of Philip's accomplishments include donating time through pro bono work aiding those in need, including survivors of sex trafficking and domestic violence.
Chief Larry Whitley Sr. was presented the Joe Galloway Lifetime Achievement Award on June 2 by the Army Public Affairs Association. Larry is a veteran Army public affairs specialist and retired sergeant major.
This quote from the article sums up Larry's career: “Larry has been a friend, mentor and advisor to many of us in public affairs,” said Doug Coffey, Army Public Affairs Association President. “From his role as sergeant major to his role as a board director of the Army Public Affairs Association, his advice has always been invaluable.”
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Let the earth, the elements, every living thing, young and old all join in praise to God. Amen to that.