Our call to worship this week is Psalm 93.
The Lord reigns, he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed in majesty and armed with strength; indeed, the world is established, firm and secure. Your throne was established long ago; you are from all eternity. The seas have lifted up, Lord, the seas have lifted up their voice; the seas have lifted up their pounding waves. Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea— the Lord on high is mighty. Your statutes, Lord, stand firm; holiness adorns your house for endless days.
This psalm exalts God’s creating power and the wonders He has made. We hear of the strength of the great oceans, and then how small they are when compared to the Lord Almighty. We can see how amazing creation is, but we must understand that God is greater than any created thing.
Jesus often called our attention to nature, using birds, plants, and agricultural practices to help teach us about God’s love. Since we were made by the same loving God, we can learn about our connection to Him and all creation through these teachings. God’s plan is displayed through nature’s complexity and beauty, and we are no less complex or beautiful.
Unlike other creations, we are made in His image, gifted with free will to respond to Him. We were created to be in a special relationship with God, and able to share what we have learned with others. Know His love today, know that you are fearfully and wonderfully made, and go to share His love with the world.
Gracious God, You have made us and given us Your creation as our home for now. Help us to remember that there is a far better home for us waiting with You in eternity. Amen.