Monday, May 18, 2015

Made to play

PSALM 104:24-30
 O LORD, how manifold are your works!
In wisdom you have made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
 Yonder is the sea, great and wide,
creeping things innumerable are there,
living things both small and great.
 There go the ships,
and Leviathan that you formed to sport in it.
 These all look to you
to give them their food in due season;
 when you give to them, they gather it up;
when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.
 When you hide your face, they are dismayed;
when you take away their breath, they die
and return to their dust.
 When you send forth your spirit, they are created;
and you renew the face of the ground.

Creator of the creatures great and small,
I look at your world in wonder.
My eyes see the works of your hands,
and yet my father's microscope taught me
there is world hidden from my eyes
-- a tiny world equally full of wonder,
the colors and variety of things great and microscopic
are too wonderful for my small mind.

Just consider a drop of water from the pond
with creatures swirling and swooping and being.
Each creature with its place in the ecosystem
connected intertwined living together.

Why? I wonder. 
Why, Lord? 
Why did you make them all?
The psalm writer says you made 
Leviathan to "sport" in the sea.
You made the great sea beast 
to play and splash and laugh in the waters
much like a seven year old at a water park.
You made us to play! 
the child  

I am glad you made us.
Today help me 
and re-create!

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