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Joanna Depue "DJ/Deacon J" writes original songs and liturgies, does daily Farm office work and records Barbara's eMos on The Geranium Farm. A singer and dog trainer she utilizes healing touch in her private massage practice. PLEASE share YOUR original ideas for worship, special liturgies, prayers, songs, sermons and noteworthy blogs right here.
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Sunday, October 22, 2006

The Creator and the Created

The reading from Job and the Psalm (via the Revised Common Lectionary) brought up a reality check for me as I read through them.

There are things within my control and many, many things outside my control.

I can create things: poems, an occasional song, a twist on a recipe. I didn't however, invent life or creativity or wheat. There is something about embracing a dose of humility - in this day and age of self aggrandizement - that is very refreshing.

I am not the greatest thing in the universe - the greatest thing is the very Creator of the Universe - the Creator of all matter and all manner of life; the One who gave first, cared first, loved first. The One who sustains us when we think that we are taxed beyond our finite boundaries.

Where were you, God asks bumbling, broken Job, when I called everything into being? When we answer that question we are on our way to a knowledge of God's power and love and abundance.

Psalm 104:24 puts it right out there:
O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.

God of inconceivable power and love, thank you for the insight to know I am but one of your creatures, and that each of us is special and precious in your sight. Amen and Amen.


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