Thursday, June 28, 2007

After Psalm 33

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Praise and thank God for our many blessings, because we are truly blessed.
Thank God with music, with dance, and with art
Proclaim your love and praise God loudly, so all can hear and see - because God is good and God's every deed is done in faithfulness.

God loves Mercy and Justice; the world is full of the steadfast love of the Lord;
God spoke and the universe was created, and God's breath lives within all life. God knows the fish of the sea, and the stars of the sky, every one by its own name.

God is awesome; God stands before time and also after; God was concerned with the events of your life before your eldest ancestor crept from the sea, and lovingly contemplates the echo of your features in the descendants of generations to come.

There is nothing that is hidden from God, and each of us is in God's sight. God knows us from the inside out, in our most shameful secrets and our hidden joys.

Nations, leaders and movements plot and plan, and seek to own the world, but the world is in God's hands, and God frustrates their plans. God's direction is clear and unchanged. Judgment and time belong to God, and from God no wealth, no power, and no physical strength can save you.

Happy are the people who follow in God's footsteps, who enter into God's labors. God watches over the faithful, who find eternal life in his steadfast love, and manna in the midst of want.

We wait upon the love of God, who is our help and protector. In God we find our joy and in God's name renewal. O Lord, be with us and bless us, even as we hope in you.

Peace,
Locust Eater

2 comments:

Pixie said...

Amen.

I wonder at your thoughts and prayers... they seem very much like mine, but you are 'better' at them.

I will swim upstream in those streets of blood as certainly as you will eat those locusts...

I wonder what is different about the two of us? I know what is most important...

we love and are blessed and adore the same God.

how is that possible?

Dream sweet.

Locust-Eater said...

Either God is real, and we have come to a similar understanding of God, or we are dreaming the same dream. The former sounds more likely, but the latter has a certain beauty to it too... ...maybe understanding God is easier in dreams and more possible in parable.

Keep dreaming!

Love,
LE