Day 217, Morning
Today’s morning meditation is available below in audio and script formats. The audio version is also available for free download on the player.
God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them.
—Genesis 1 (OT)
As your day begins, spend a few moments in silence and stillness.
Be reminded that you are in God’s presence and read again. Notice how God might be speaking to you through the words. Dwell on a word or phrase that jumps out at you, and let your heart respond to God in silent prayer.
God of love and laughter, did you take delight in giraffes or chuckle over puffer fish? And who conceived of noses? You gave every creature its being, form, and appearance. As each creature and organism speaks of your extravagant life and serves your purposes, inspire me to care for them on your behalf. Amen. (BC)
(BC) The Belgic Confession
(CAC) The Center For Action & Contemplation
(CD) The Canons of Dort
(CIB) Church In Bethesda Prayers
(DZ) Donna Z.
(HC) The Heidelberg Catechism
(MAO) Michael A. O’Sullivan
(NT) The New Testament
(OT) The Old Testament
(RP) Ryan Phipps
(TAO) The Tao Te Ching
(WC) The Westminster Confession
(WLB) Words To Live By
(WLC) The Westminster Larger Catechism
(WSC) The Westminster Shorter Catechism