Day 157, 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.
Great are the works of God; they are pondered by all who delight in them. Glorious and majestic are his deeds, and his rightness endures forever.
We remember wonders, grace, and compassion. He provides food to the hungry and he keeps his promises forever. He has shown his people his power. The works of his hands are faithful and just and he is trustworthy.
—Psalm 111 (OT)
For Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881–1955), a French Jesuit priest who trained as a paleontologist and geologist, love is “the very physical structure of the Universe.” That is a very daring statement, especially for a scientist to make. Yet for him, gravity, atomic bonding, orbits, cycles, photosynthesis, ecosystems, force fields, electromagnetic fields, sexuality, human friendship, animal instinct, and evolution all reveal an energy that is attracting all things and beings to one another, in a movement toward ever greater complexity and diversity—and yet ironically also toward unification at ever deeper levels. This energy is quite simply love under many different forms. (CAC)
As your day begins, spend a few moments in silence and stillness. As thoughts about the coming day begin to flood your mind, bring your mind back to God’s inexhaustible love and faithfulness.
Jesus, two little words that mean the world: for us. You are for us, and all you do, good Savior, is for us. Your birth, your life, your death, your resurrection, and now your ascension are for us, for our good. As you have been for us, may your people be for others. Amen. (HC)
BC The Belgic Confession
CAC The Center For Action & Contemplation
CD The Canons of Dort
CIB Church In Bethesda Prayers
HC The Heidelberg Catechism
NT The New Testament
OT The Old Testament
WC The Westminster Confession
WLB Eknath Easwaran’s, “Words To Live By”
WLC The Westminster Larger Catechism
WSC The Westminster Shorter Catechism