Daily Worship

The exact imprint of God’s very being…

July 21, 2021 0
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Hebrews 1: 1-4 (GNT)

1 In the past God spoke to our ancestors many times and in many ways through the prophets, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us through his Son. He is the one through whom God created the universe, the one whom God has chosen to possess all things at the end. 3 He reflects the brightness of God's glory and is the exact likeness of God's own being, sustaining the universe with his powerful word. After achieving forgiveness for the sins of all human beings, he sat down in heaven at the right side of God, the Supreme Power.

4 The Son was made greater than the angels, just as the name that God gave him is greater than theirs.

If scientific language is beyond me, and the concept of space-time makes my head ache, what about poetry?

“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour.”

(William Blake, Auguries of Innocence)

One of the many reasons for my lifelong devotion to the Psalms is that poetry and song get to parts that nothing else can reach. Poets have inner eyes and ears.

God is eternal. We are finite.
God is everywhere. We are earthbound.
Our view is limited, dark, indistinct.

But now and then, there are light-bulb moments.
Here and there, there are thin places.

And once, a blazing bright light, when the very likeness of God walked our earth.

 

PRAYER:

 

God of eternity,

God of science and poetry,

God of patience and encouragement

as we struggle to understand life, the universe, and everything,

 

we praise and thank you that you came to us,

that you include us,

embrace us, love us,

whoever we are,

in our particular time and place.