Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name; worship the Lord in holy splendor. The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord, over mighty waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty. The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars; the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon. He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, and Sirion like a young wild ox. The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire. The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh. The voice of the Lord causes the oaks to whirl, and strips the forest bare; and in his temple all say, “Glory!” The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord sits enthroned as king forever. May the Lord give strength to his people! May the Lord bless his people with peace!
Food for Thought:
When I read this passage, all I can think is that the Lord is mighty. When you think of the mighty works of God, what do you think of? Where do you see God’s mighty hand at work in the world? Sometimes when we hear the word mighty, we think of brute strength. What about mighty love, mighty extravagance, mighty forgiveness, or mighty humility?
Creator God, you create so much beauty in our world. We praise you for the things you have created and the things you continue to create through us. Remind us of our call to be co-creators with you and to create a world filled with love, justice, and forgiveness. In your precious name we pray, Amen.