It's a snow day here in New Jersey. We've cancelled church and I'm missing my congregation who would be gathering this morning. I saw a post for devotions to do at home and thought - let me put something together really quick to get us thinking this morning.
I was going to preach from Psalm 19.
You can read it by clicking here.
And then here is a video that speaks to the themes of Psalm 19. Take a look. The lyrics are below.
Creation Calls by Brian Doerksen
I have felt the wind blow, Whispering your name
I have seen your tears fall, When I watch the rain.
How could I say there is no God? When all around creation calls!!
A singing bird, a mighty tree, The vast expanse of open sea
Gazing at a bird in flight, Soaring through the air.
Lying down beneath the stars, I feel your presence there.
I love to stand at ocean shore And feel the thundering breakers roar,
To walk through golden fields of grain With endless bloom horizons fray.
Listening to a river run, Watering the Earth.
Fragrance of a rose in bloom, A newborns cry at birth.
For more meditation, Go to The Timeless Psalm by Joan Stott
And finally, here is a prayer from Rev-0-Lution
Architect of Creation, create in us new hearts that grow room to love those who are different from us.
Draw up plans for our future that include us reaching out to those who are different from us.
Remind us that You have built a foundation for us to stand on that will never fail.
Call us to trust in Your design for our lives to love and serve one another, especially those who are different from us.
Keep us in Your vision, as You continue to build something new in our world and in our lives. In the name of Christ, who has shown us Your blueprints and continues to build the kingdom among us, we pray.
Books I'm currently reading:
The Post-Quarantine Church: Six Urgent Challenges and Opportunities That Will Determine the Future of Your Congregation