Friday, December 09, 2011

Second Friday of Advent

Praise the LORD!
Praise the LORD from the heavens;
    praise him in the heights!
Praise him, all his angels;
    praise him, all his host!

Praise him, sun and moon;
    praise him, all you shining stars!
Praise him, you highest heavens,
    and you waters above the heavens!
              Psaklm 148:1-4

Can you hear it?

All creation is praising God!

From angelic host preparing for opening night
to geese honking their way south;
from a grandmother singing as she puts sprinkles on sugar cookies,
to a newborn gurgling in joy at the lights onthe tree:

all creation is praise God!

From kittens sleeping in the winter sun
to lions and tigers growling at the zoo's festive lights;
from rivers groaning as ice forms on their skin,
to pine trees cracking in the frozen dawn:

all creation is praising God!

From the singing stars in distant galaxies,
to carolers huddling around wind-whipped candles;
from wooly-woolies crawling in silence
to the powerless crying for hope:

all creation is praising God!

Can you hear it?

(c) Thom M. Shuman

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