Daily Devotion – May 15, 2018

Psalm 104:31-34

May the glory of God endure forever; may God rejoice in God’s own works—
God who looks on the earth and it trembles, who touches the mountains and they smoke.
I will sing to God as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being.
May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the Lord.

Reflection by Ellen Green

I encourage you read Psalm 104 from the beginning today. The verses leading up to our reading inventory the diversity of creation, emphasizing God’s special care to sustain life by providing for the needs of each plant and creature. It’s a picture of generosity. The hand of God is not clenched, but rather open and free. It is notable that the psalmist thinks of God as rejoicing in this work. It seems that creating you and me and the conditions for our flourishing is not and obligation or a chore, but an act of gratuitous delight.


I believe that God invites us to participate in the continuing work of creation and care. This psalm reminds me of the spirit in which that work should be done. If we truly follow God’s lead, it will be suffused with generosity and joy.



Creator God, let me look upon the world with eyes like yours today, remembering that abundance and delight are our source and purpose. Amen. 


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