“Praise the LORD from the heavens; praise the LORD in the heights!” – Psalm 148:1
Let the sun and moon beam with pride: God has come!
Let the sea monsters and stormy winds howl with the wildness of it: God has come!
Let those who have been weary dance the good news
and those whose throats have been parched sing it together:
God has come!
Let mighty rulers learn of it from their poorest citizens: God is with us!
Let the youngest and eldest prophesy it together: God is with us!
Let the mountains and rivers testify to it
and all the wildlife be satisfied in it:
God is with us!
Let the song be as high as the shining stars: God is faithful!
Let the shout be as thunderous as an earthquake: God is faithful!
Let the reassurance be as sweet as a lullaby
and the hope as delicious as a daydream:
God is faithful!
Have I not yet heard the song of the universe in my heart, O God? Have I missed the delight of creation in the very cells of my skin, O Spirit? Keep me quick with praise and awake to joy!