RHYTHM: Majesty – Psalm 93

Easter 7 Psalm 93Monday before the 7th Sunday of Easter: Psalm 93

Reading: Psalm 93

Majesty

It’s been too long since I’ve been to the beach. God is there, and I haven’t been back to visit in a while.

There’s something about standing at the edge of the ocean in the dark. I can be there for hours without moving, just staring out into the blackness. It reminds me of the beginning, darkness over the face of the deep, while a wind from God sweeps over the face of the waters. I want to stay there, before there was light and evening and morning and the earth putting forth vegetation. Just the formless void and the water and God, please. That’s all I need.

Believe it or not, there are early creation traditions that suggest the waters were opposed to God. Here in Psalm 93 the writer declares God’s dominance over the power of floods and booming waves. God is described as from everlasting, trumping the ancient, often mysterious power over the sea.

It’s not the only occasion where we find God at odds with creation. The book of Job mentions the behemoth, a beast so incredible that God can only approach it carrying a sword. And then, of course, there’s us.

For reflection:

We often talk about our relationship with God in terms of closeness. Are there times when you’ve lived in opposition to God’s movement in your life?

Where do you encounter God’s majesty in creation?

 

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