Scripture: Psalm 138:1-3 (The Message)
Thank you! Everything in me says “Thank you!” Angels listen as I sing my thanks. I kneel in worship facing your holy temple and say it again: “Thank you!” Thank you for your love, store thank you for your faithfulness; Most holy is your name, rx most holy is your Word. The moment I called out, you stepped in; you made my life large with strength.
Thought for the Day: There is a strength and power in the Universe that courses through everyone and everything that exists, seen and unseen. Whether you call it superstring theory or God, the very substance of our creation unites us all. We are all made of star stuff, as Carl Sagan was fond of saying. We all share the same basic elementary makeup of particles with everything else that exists, and some of those elements are billions and billions of years old, stretching back to the very creation of the universe. I find that to be an awesome reminder of the creative power of God. Awesome.
I have felt the power of the eternal God in my life, changing me, shaping me, leading me to new and exciting adventures, igniting my curiosity. I have seen examples of the Christ—selfless, giving, universally caring and compassionate, beyond judgment of race, religion or sex (or sexual orientation) in people all over the world. Daily, I am compelled to my knees and elated to say “Thank you!” Thank you for your love, O God, and for continually stepping into my life, and the lives of so many people around the globe. Through us all, may you continue to transform the world into your compassionate and loving kingdom.
Prayer: Glorious and loving God, thank you for carrying me fearlessly into new journeys, for allowing me to serve you, and for blessing humanity with your presence, now and forever. Amen.