Our call to worship this week is Psalms 29:1-6.
Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord thunders over the mighty waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is majestic. The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars; the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon. He makes Lebanon leap like a calf, Sirion like a young wild ox.
There are many psalms like this one that share our joy in the Lord, proclaiming His power and glory. Here the psalmist uses the beauty and wonder of nature which we see to help explain the God we cannot see. If He created these amazing things, He must be amazing Himself.
Psalms were originally written to be part of the worship experience, bringing people together and testifying to God’s greatness. The words describe the magnificent things He placed in the world and how we can know Him better through His creation. The Psalms remind us that everything God made is intended to be under our care.
God loves us so much that He is willing to let us manage what He has created. We are called to oversee His gifts and use them wisely. God has confidence in us, that we will make good decisions in how we use what we have been given.
Loving Lord, we are grateful for Your wonderful gifts to us. Help us to be wise in using them, that all may come to know You. Amen.