Our scripture today is Psalm 8.

O Lord, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth, Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens! From the mouth of infants and nursing babes You have established strength Because of Your adversaries, To make the enemy and the revengeful cease. When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained; What is man that You take thought of him, And the son of man that You care for him? Yet You have made him a little lower than God, And You crown him with glory and majesty! You make him to rule over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet, All sheep and oxen, And also the beasts of the field, The birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea, Whatever passes through the paths of the seas. O Lord, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth!

God is the creator of all things, yet He calls us to be part of what He does in creation. We have been given a mission and responsibility in the world. We have an obligation to God, to the earth and to each other.

We are often confused by this partnership we are offered. What does kingdom work mean to us as individuals and as a people? God has given us the answers in His sacred word.

This psalm expresses the joy of knowing what we are called to do and the awe that God would choose us to be part of His plan. Today, give thanks to God for all He has done for us. Share His love with all those around you.

Holy Lord, we are grateful for all You have given us and amazed that You call us to work with You. Help us to be good stewards of all your gifts and love each other as You first loved us. Amen.

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