Psalm 8

Psalm 8     1 Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name throughout the earth! You made your glory higher than heaven! 2 From the mouths of nursing babies you have laid a strong foundation because of your foes, in order to stop vengeful enemies. 3 When I look up at your skies, at what your fingers made— the moon and the stars that you set firmly in place— 4  what are human beings that you think about them; what are human beings that you pay attention to them? 5 You’ve made them only slightly less than divine, crowning them with glory and grandeur. 6 You’ve let them rule over your handiwork, putting everything under their feet— 7 all sheep and all cattle, the wild animals too,8 the birds in the sky, the fish of the ocean, everything that travels the pathways of the sea. 9 Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name throughout the earth! (CEB)

Re-Thiking Psalm 8:1-9

Audacious Lord, in place of omnipotence and omnipresence, you have chosen to be present as awesome insistence. The only access we have to that which we name as God (Perhaps!) is by attending to that unheard calling that echoes deep within us. When we are are open as new-born infants we find ourselves to be related to the stars in the heavens. We are, indeed, made of stardust and yet we seem to have a divine imprint stamped upon our beings. Our response to your awesome insistence increases divine presence in the world and moves us just a step closer to that ideal Commonwealth of God’s Peace and Justice that Yeshua taught and lived. When we act as citizens of that Commonwealth, it is the name of God that is praised. Perhaps.


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