Daily Dose, March 22 — R&R

                To the leader. A Psalm of David.
The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. 
Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge. 
There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard; 
yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.  In the heavens he has set a tent for the sun, (Psalm 19:1-4) How, and where, do you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God is real? How do you receive that message in a way that you can’t deny it? After all, there are many ways to receive the same message, and it’s important to know how YOU can know it. One of the important things about getting away from the routine pulls and pressures of daily life is that, when I do get away, I find myself contemplating how God may be speaking to me. And I believe God is always speaking to us in one way or another. When I’m able to take in the beauty and wonder of God’s creation, I can discern the message of God. I can see the power of God. As the Psalm says, “the heavens are telling the glory of God.” We can’t necessarily hear the voice of the heavens (and the earth and all of creation) as God’s glory is proclaimed, but they speak to me with a power that is undeniable. Here’s something different to consider doing as you find space to rest: rest in God’s power. Rest in God’s glory. Rest in the idea that the same God who breathed Yosemite Valley and sunsets and snowcapped vistas and ocean depths breathed life into you…loves you…wants to know you and be known by you. The heavens are telling the glory of God. Are you listening??  --Rev. Brad Greene