Monday, October 15, 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018

Job 38:1, 4-7

Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind: “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements—surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone when the morning stars sang together and all the heavenly beings shouted for joy?

Join the song

Autumnal glory explodes across the western sky as an October sun sinks low, brilliant and burnt orange painting the horizon and reaching high to touch eternity in a final hallelujah for the light of the day that was … and the promise of the new one yet to be.

And I am alive to see and praise the Maker of the light beyond and within me, who graces my soul with the capacity for wonder and love. For it is love I know within and beyond the beauty of this Friday moment, a largeness and smallness, too.

For my heart is enlarged to embrace the wonder and grace of being alive and able to feel beauty and love that lifts me beyond words. And I am small, wonderfully small, struck dumb by the wonder of existence. Why should I be? Why should anything be … let alone …this?

Science tells me it took nearly 15 billion years to produce the glory of this speechless moment when the heavens declare the glory of the Loving Mystery whose breath gives me life. Fifteen billion.

But every moment was worth it. Every moment held within the promise of what my eye beholds and my hearts knows.

And it is love … no, Love, I know as my heart joins the song of the stars, the joy of those who know.

Pr. David L. Miller