Sky, © Graham Vawser 2018
Today is a reminder that as the Sky covers all creation, so all human beings are called by God to care for all creation. For us, who acknowledge God in our lives, the Sky becomes a reminder that we should praise God always, looking for and finding the signs of overarching God’s presence in every part of our life.
Psalm 19:1-6 (NRSV)
To the leader. A Psalm of David.
The heavens are telling the glory of God;
and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours forth speech,
and night to night declares knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words;
their voice is not heard;
yet their voice goes out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.
In the heavens he has set a tent for the sun,
which comes out like a bridegroom from his wedding canopy,
and like a strong man runs its course with joy.
Its rising is from the end of the heavens,
and its circuit to the end of them;
and nothing is hidden from its heat.
God of all creation,
everywhere we go we feel your presence.
As we look at the sky,
we are reminded of the vastness of your love,
the blanket of grace with which you cover Earth.
Help us to remember
that not all your wisdom comes through words.
Help us listen for the language of the moon and the sun.
Inspire in us a sense of awe at things which are large
that we may be moved to mercy for things which are small.\
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
-Adapted from Seasons of the Spirit 2018