“When you send forth your spirit, they are created; and you renew the face of the ground.” vs. 30
The psalmist likely had a different worldview than most of us, but he believed with all his heart that the fingerprints of the Lord were everywhere, and were quite obvious to discerning eyes. All things from great sea monsters to tiny hummingbirds owed their existence to the breath of God. And year after year, as one season rolled into another, the hand of the Lord was there to renew, refresh, and restore the face of the earth. It’s that perspective that can easily be obscured in our fast-paced lives. We try to do so much and end up being overwhelmed by our deadlines and unforgiving calendars. Some days it feels as though there isn’t even enough time to breathe, and we can’t be blamed if we fail to notice the natural wonders on display all around. What blessings flow our way when life slows down and we have the time to observe and rejoice at God’s handiwork! A seamless continuity of being has been woven into the universe and all things have a place in the economy of the whole. And the more we know, the more wonderful it becomes! Of course there are some who say that it all an accident, but that’s really not very inspiring! How much better when we can rejoice in the creation and praise God for the delight of it all!
Thought for the Day: What moments in creation give me great joy?