March 1, 2018—Psalm 19:1-14
"Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer." (v.14)
Creation speaks to us of God. The heavens and earth, the day and night, convey the mysteries of God that we could never adequately cover with well-intentioned words. C. S. Lewis thought it was the greatest Psalm. Many felt its inspiration in composing music.
And then there's the section on the gift of the Torah—the laws and commandments of God. Ideas and mandates, designed for the "good," like sun and stars, and the Genesis creation minutia--too many to name.
Psalm 19 makes me think of John Muir and his observations and reverence for creation. From his first summer in the Sierra, he wrote:
"Oh, these vast, calm, measureless mountain days, inciting at once to work and rest ! Days in whose light everything seems equally divine, opening a thousand windows to show us God. Nevermore, however weary, should one faint by the way who gains the blessings of one mountain day; whatever his fate, long life, short life, stormy or calm, he is rich forever."
So, now, if we take the opportunity today, creation—great and small—might just show us more of God than we knew before. What do we see of God today? What glory is revealed?
Prayer: Reveal your glory, God. And give us the sense to notice. Amen.
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