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Psalm 19:1-6

While walking in the desert one night, far from the city lights, I stared at the sky layered with bright, twinkling stars. I realized how amazing and great this creation is, while recognizing  my own smallness . Against the breadth and depth of God’s limitless sky, I acknowledged how little I understand about this universe, how many voices I cannot hear!

God  does not limit  community  to humankind  and the things we build and gather around ourselves . God’s vision of cre­ation includes and encompasses the heavens and the whole earth. God’s realm has language that we humans cannot hear, contains knowledge that we cannot know. To God the sun is like an athlete running the track across the sky. And like the sun’s heat that warms everything on earth, nothing is hidden from God.

Recognizing the vastness of divine creation helps us perceive our smallness. And yet God pays attention to us. God sent Jesus to demonstrate God’s yearning for us, in spite of our smallness. The Creator does not abandon us to our own smallness. In the greatness of God’s creation, God touches each one of us.

SUGGESTION FOR MEDITATION:

Find a place where you can see for a distance-like looking out at the ocean or a great lake, at the sky or distant mountains. Contemplate how small you are in the greatness of God’s creation. Reflect on how God is working in your life.

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