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How excellent is your greatness

October 18, 2018

O Lord my God, how excellent is your greatness! You are clothed with majesty and splendor.

You wrap yourself with light as with a cloak, and spread out the heavens like a curtain. Psalm 104: 1b-2

 

Psalm 104 taps into the majesty, mystery, and cosmic wonder of our creative God. God often, particularly in the Old Testament witness, takes on an otherworldly form, a greatness that is so awesome it can inspire terror, as well as wonder. Now, I am much more comfortable, personally, thinking about our earthy, touchable, and approachable Jesus – the One who died for me and saved me; the Holy One that loves me. But, one of my challenges, one of our difficulties in our faith journey, is that we don’t often make room for the miraculous and overwhelming power of God the Father, Mother, who created the heavens and the earth and willed life into being. God is intertwined with all the mysteries of the universe and, no matter how much we discover on the frontier of science, the magnificence of God is not diminished. May we make a little room in our lives, our prayers, and our imaginations for God, the Author of all life, the One who “set the earth upon its foundations, so that it never shall move at any time” (Psalm 104: 5). Because, whether we remember it or not, it was God, the Father, the Creator, who sent Jesus, the Blessed One, in the first place

 

 

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