To Tremble at Holy Things

Friday is for Heart Songs

Read Psalm 114:1-8

Suggested by a Reading of Psalm 114
Meditating on Psalm 114

tree-cathedral_mainTo Tremble at Holy Things

A people, dirty

.              landless,
.              homeless,
.              unskilled,
.              unsettled,
.              rebellious,
.              stubborn,
.              oppressed,
.              pursued,
.              hungry,
.              thirsty,
.              doubting,
.              faithless,
.              sinful,
.              prideful,
.              fearful.

But also, covenanted

.              promised,
.              chosen,
.              appointed,
.              rescued,
.              redeemed,
.              loved.

You made them, a sanctuary

.              a dwelling place,
.              witnesses to a fleeing sea,
.              a retreating river,
.              weeping rocks,
.              moving, burning, glowing mountains,
.              a shining face,
.              recipients of God-carved stone.

The dumb and deaf earth
Awoke and trembled
At the sanctuary that moved above it–
A sanctuary that You dwelled within.

Make my heart tremble at Your Holy presence today
Like the quaking ground under Jacob.

 

Go to Psalm 115


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