Your faithfulness endures through all the ages; you have set the earth in place, and it remains. All things remain to this day because of your command, because they are all your servants.” (Psalm 119:90–91, GNB)

Here is another place in the Scriptures in which inanimate things are treated as if they are alive, which in a weird sense they are because they serve the Lord just like (and probably better than) humans do!

Everything remains in place to this day, the sun and moon run their course, the seasons follow predictably upon one another, grass grows, photosynthesis keeps working, gravity remains, and all of it remains because they are God’s servants and do what he has commanded and do it gladly and do it well.


Because the Lord has bid the universe abide, therefore it stands, and all its laws continue to operate with precision and power. Because the might of God is ever present to maintain them, therefore do all things continue. The word which spake all things into existence has supported them till now, and still supports them both in being and in well being…
Created by thy word they obey that word, thus answering the purpose of their existence, and working out the design of their Creator. Both great things and small pay homage to the Lord. No atom escapes his rule, no world avoids his government.