Thursday, October 25, 2018

Word for the day by Christian Education Forum

Cosmic Music
Psalms 19:1-14
To the leader. A Psalm of David. "The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork "(Psalms 19:1)
Meditating with his harp or lyre in the open court of the temple as night gave way to day, he draws on familiar words from within to express his experience of God in the wonders of heavens and that salvation comes with his word.
Cosmic Music: Testimony to Mighty work of Creator: Psalms 19:1-14 is a hymn praising God for God's glory in marvelous creation. The psalmist becomes aware of the functions of Creator and gives testimony to his mighty work, a testimony of praise and thanksgiving. The music of the creation fills the world, indeed the cosmos, but we do not hear its melody or understand its story. The comparisons with a bridegroom and an athlete almost merge. The poet sees the rising sun coming forth with joy and ardor, to pass on his way like a champion runner, happy in the strength God has given. The total narration is of the Lord's word, ruling and teaching with authority, but faithfully bestowing the blessings of light, life, wisdom and joy.
The meditation has led the psalmist ever closer to the God who knows and meets every one of its creatures-from the Creator of the cosmic order, to the Lord who rules and blesses through his word and becoming one with worshiper, the servant of the Lord. The concluding thought is the deepest reaches of contemplation: the immediate knowledge of knowing God as rock and redeemer.
The cosmic music highlights the truth that creation embodies the image and nature of the Creator. Creation vibrates with the energy of God. God is beyond our language and imaginations. Yet, sky, sun stars and moon narrates the Creator. They provide the necessary elements to imagine our God and articulate the nature and function of God. The Creation spread the gospel of God's mighty and marvelous works.
God of light and life enable us to worship you in the experiences of God's glory and power, Amen.

Every creation of God owes its worship to God.

Christian Education Forum, Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church