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Stopped in Your Tracks

The earliest horror story I remember reading was "Chicken Licken"! 

One day as Chicken Licken was going about his daily life, an acorn fell on his head. He believed the sky was falling down and set out on a mission to tell the king. He had no idea where to find the king, but picked up fellow travellers on the way - like Ducky Lucky, Turkey Lurkey... (you get the idea!).  

It transpired that Foxy Loxy 'knew' where the king was, corralled them all into a cave and made them into a dinner for the Foxy Loxy family meal.  

The horror? For me, at age 5 or 6, it was the horror that it might actually be possible for the sky to fall down - I remember that stopping me in my tracks and the sensation of my heart sinking into my stomach!

Psalm 8 is an antidote to my moment of horror! It's a glorious psalm in which we look to the skies and are overwhelmed by the powerful presentation of the greatness of our Creator God in tandem with his care and love for us; and, wonderfully, his belief and trust in us and the possibility of an authentic relationship with Him!

 

Prayer:

Creator God

May our hearts soar in the knowledge of your kingly providence and not be sunk in the mire of real or imagined problems… and impossibilities.

Give us touching space with you in our everyday lives which will enable us to recalibrate our lives, synchronising them with the King of all kings.

May my praise and worship of you each day be at the very core of my being, giving momentum to all I do, or say or am.

Continue to believe in me even when my life is on a shoogly peg.

Psalm 8

1 O Lord, our Lord,
    your greatness is seen in all the world!
Your praise reaches up to the heavens;
2 it is sung by children and babies.
You are safe and secure from all your enemies;
    you stop anyone who opposes you.

3 When I look at the sky, which you have made,
    at the moon and the stars, which you set in their places—
4 what are human beings, that you think of them;
    mere mortals, that you care for them?

5 Yet you made them inferior only to yourself;
    you crowned them with glory and honor.
6 You appointed them rulers over everything you made;
    you placed them over all creation:
7     sheep and cattle, and the wild animals too;
8     the birds and the fish
    and the creatures in the seas.

9 O Lord, our Lord,
    your greatness is seen in all the world!

 
Comments

By Heather, 8 months ago

Dear Jan,
Thoroughly enjoying your your daily readings, easy to read yet deep in the revelation and understanding. Please keep them coming.
Anointed woman of God.

By Lahra, 8 months ago

This reading came to me in a moment of need.  Thank you.






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