One of the few Hebrew words I remember from seminary is the word "regalleme" which means "creeping things." In one of the Genesis creation accounts God is said to have created the "regalleme" - the "creeping things - think worms, caterpillars, spiders and such." SO, how creepy is that, eh? (That was a joke ;D)
The creeping things appear again in the Pslam this morning and they are praising God along with a wide variety of creatures.
Praise the Lord from the earth,
you sea monsters and all deeps,
fire and hail, snow and frost,
stormy wind fulfilling his command!
Mountains and all hills,
fruit trees and all cedars!
Wild animals and all cattle,
creeping things and flying birds!
Kings of the earth and all peoples,
princes and all rulers of the earth!
Young men and women alike,
old and young together!
Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for his name alone is exalted;
his glory is above earth and heaven.
Perhaps you and I may join the creeping things in praising God on this good Friday. For if a worm can praise God ... then so can I!
Here's one for all the regalleme out there twisting around in the dirt: The Beatles, "Twist and Shout"