June 5

Psalm 104:31-34, 35b

“May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the Lord.” vs. 34

Meditation is a foreign notion to many followers of Jesus. Often they have associated the practice with eastern religions and aren’t comfortable dabbling in that which is not familiar. Obviously that was not the case with the psalmist. He’s been meditating on the wonders of creation and trusts that the Lord will be pleased. His words remind us that meditation has many forms and can take us in a variety of directions. We can sit for hours in the out-of-doors watching the comings and goings of insects and birds and be enthralled with the web of interconnections that are a part of everyday life in this spectacular world. We can let the words of a particular scripture run through our minds and find ourselves lifted up with the light of new inspiration and insights. The miracle of meditation has been the spiritual food of millions for thousands of years. As we learn to plumb the depths of the world inside and outside of our daily existence we gain new insights and elusive serenity. The deeper we dig the more riches we discover…there’s no need to be afraid or skeptical. In fact the more we discover of our inner selves, the closer we come to the embedded presence of God and the more joy will fill our hearts. Our faces will shine with the grace and mercy of our Lord and God will be glorified.

Thought for the Day: What shape does meditation take for me?

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