Then a voice came from the throne, saying, “Praise our God, all you His servants and those who fear Him, both small and great!”
Alleluia is translated here in Revelation 19:5 as praise. I love what J.S. Bartlett says: “Had we to define Alleluia as it regards God, we should say it is admiration of God, affection to Him, joy in Him. Had we to define it as regards man, we should call it a present bliss, the earnest of a bliss future, and deeper still.”
In Biblical times, a servant was someone whose service itself was his master’s property. Even today, our service to God—and our lives trying to do His will—is His property. What an honor and privilege to be counted as God’s servants.
Especially during this holiday season, let us respond joyfully to the commanding Voice from heaven and lift our hands and worship our Lord God. Let all His servants who fear Him, both small and great, praise the Creator of all. God made Man the most intelligent being on earth, yet each of us is unique. We have freedom of choice. We are teachable, and we are able to communicate in various ways. Let each of us raise our voices in praise and say, “I love You, Father God!”
—Dick & Debra Moravec