Reading: Psalm 95
In God's hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. The sea is his, for he made it, and the dry land, which his hands have formed. Psalm 95:4-5
My daughter has a new image app on her iPhone, with which she can adjust pictures: shift the hue, distort the proportions, layer two images on top of one another, and much more. This past week, she took a picture of her own hand and then superimposed the earth onto the picture. The result: the earth appeared to be nestled in the palm of her cupped hand.
Yet even with image manipulation programs that can create the illusion of earth sitting in a hand, even with my daughter's edited picture to help my imagination…I still cannot imagine Psalm 95! The depths of the earth -- molten rock, underground mountain ranges, creeping tectonic plates -- all nestled in God's hand like a kitten. The seas of the earth -- Indian, Atlantic, Pacific -- pooled in God's palm with the rivers and lakes and icebergs.
Impossible to imagine, yet still only a glimpse of the greatness and magnitude of God! --Rachel Hackenberg, a United Church of Christ minister and a former CML summer staffperson.
Closing Prayer: You are stunning, O God of all the earth! We forget your magnificence sometimes, as we become caught up in our own little worlds and our own daily details. You are outstanding, holy and beautiful! We give you all praise.
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