“O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.” vs. 24
When we read the foundational writings of our faith community it is easily seen that our ancestors recognized that there was one God who had brought all things into existence. Mountains, plains, oceans, sun, moon, and stars, together with living creatures of all kinds all have their origins in God, the one the Israelites knew as the Lord. And even though the names we use for this mysterious, dynamic Being may have changed, the wonders of creation grab our attention every single day. And what is most amazing of all is that hidden within the intricacies and beauty of our physical surroundings the eyes of faith can distinguish the presence of the Divine. Each morning as we gaze into the eyes of our beloved, walk in our gardens, glimpse the beauty of the dawn, we are seeing the DNA of our creator, and it is a most wondrous experience. Think of it–we don’t have to go to church to get close to God–it’s just as likely to happen in our own backyards or even on the golf course. How sad it is when our lives get out of rhythm and we become so preoccupied with the business of doing that we miss the sheer joy of being. It might be a function of age, but what blessings await when at last we slow down and allow the breath of God to recreate life in our souls.
Thought for the Day: When is my time for breathing in God?