Comfort for Fall: God’s artwork (Psalm 8:3-5)

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“I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous,
your handmade sky-jewelry,
Moon and stars mounted in their settings.
Then I look at my micro-self and wonder,
Why do you bother with us?
Why take a second look our way?
Yet we’ve so narrowly missed being gods,
Bright with Eden’s dawn light.”  Psalm 8:3-5 The M

The Psalmist reminds us that we are part of God’s beautiful, creative work.  Writer Emily P. Freeman refers to us each as a poem written by God.  Each of us with gifts to share and connections to make it this world.  Each of us – a work of art.

For me, creating connection means slowing down to listen to my children when they speak.  It means taking time for coffee and stories with others, and checking in with lonely friends in a more intentional way.  Becoming God’s work of art in the world isn’t only sharing the good news with words, it is also forging and maintaining connections with people around us.  What a comfort to know that even everyday caring and connections matter in the Spiritual realm.

In what ways do you foster connections for yourself, your family members and for others in your community?  Who might God’s Spirit lead you to hold dearly?

God of connections, Hold us closely in your arms.  Give us diligence and endurance as we seek to be faithful enactors of your love and co-creators of life poems.  We ask for creativity and inspiration to share Your love in our walk today.  AMEN

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Some Comfort and Joy was developed as a devotional resource that follows the rhythms and seasons of the liturgical year from an Anabaptist-Mennonite perspective.

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Fall Wrap Up Some Comfort and Joy

Thanks for your support of our fall series (and first podcast series!). Listen in to find out how you can support this work…
  1. Fall Wrap Up
  2. Joy for Fall: Gratitude
  3. Comfort for Fall: Sing Praise
  4. Joy for Fall: Autumn Walk
  5. Comfort for Fall: Bless the Lord

Published by Gwen Lantz

Stay-at-home-Jill-of-all-trades I am hoping to create connections with people and the world around me, while being creatively engaged in what is happening right in front of my nose!

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