Reflections taken from Daily Mass Readings of the Catholic Church, New Zealand. The approach taken is that of Scripture Journaling or lectio divina (“Divine Reading”).
The Stumbling Follower has had no theological training and so his musings are just as the title suggests - Ramblings.
He hopes his love for the Lord Jesus will encourage and edify.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Sing for Joy all the Earth
11 Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;
let the sea resound, and all that is in it;
12 let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them.
Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy;
13 they will sing before the LORD, for he comes,
he comes to judge the earth.
Psalm 95 starts with, ”Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth.” We live in a creation that exalts God in every fibre of its existence.
I have memories of my younger days witnessing a beautiful sunrise while sitting on a hut porch on the side of MountRuapehu.A man sitting with me was sharing this early morning glory and he was about to roll himself a marijuana joint to smoke.I heard him say, “I don’t need this (marijuana). I’m getting a high from just looking”, and he put his joint away.I remember thinking there is something bigger than both of us here.
At the time I didn’t know His name, but I was certainly starting to recognise God’s finger prints in creation.Today I recognise the “new song” that creation is crying out for those who will hear… and I will join creation in praising Him.
Father in heaven, I join all of your creation in singing for joy for you come, you come to judge the earth.