What does it take to bring something into being, something that simply did not exist? Can you imagine a time “before time?”
The God we worship is not only unconcerned about such constraints; God works totally outside our perceptions of time and space.
This is the God who awaits you now in quietness. Seek the freedom to be in touch with your Creator.next >
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 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!
Psalm 29:1-4,10-11next >
Expressions of the creative spirit come through song, through fine art, through poetry and drama. Expressions of God’s creative spirit are found in sunsets, mountain ranges, rushing rivers, and the pattern on the back of a turtle’s shell.
Take a moment to experience and appreciate the creative spirit of God, who weaves together colors, sounds, tastes, and smells with laughter, voices, prototypes, and music. While God created from the void, we create from what God has made and what God has given us the ability to imagine.
The psalmist expressed appreciation through praise of God. God is credited with strength, glory, and graciousness. All things are given by God to the people of God. Read the words of the psalm aloud and imagine the sounds and sights used to describe the power, majesty and awe known to be God. Ultimately, David’s prayer of blessing is that God give God’s people strength and peace for the journey that is life.
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God of glory, I pray for the peace that you give. I pray for the strength that is yours and worship you in the splendor of the created order around me. For in you all things were, are, and ever will be. Amen.next >
Creator God we sing, a hymn of joy we’re making;
Our grateful love we bring, as the new day’s light is breaking.
God made the sea and land; the sun and stars came rolling
From God’s own loving hand, their Creator’s love extolling.
Creator God we sing: Alleluia!
From "Cantemos al Creador" by Carlos Rosas
Brian Foreman has spent twenty years in youth ministry and recently began to consider ways to extend youth minister tenures. Brian consults with the Center for Congregational Health, plays with social media, and writes. Currently an interim youth minister, Brian lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife Denise and their two children, including his first "youth."
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