Living Psalm 139: 1-6, 13-18 Epiphany 2B
Living Psalms Book
Psalms in the form of words and art, reborn in the specific contexts of our world, privileging the voices of historically marginalized communities and those acting in solidarity with them.
You know ALL of me, Holy One.
All my body bits, all my secret thoughts, all my patterns and insecurities and well-played tapes and personality foibles and ego and all the things I’ve barley begun to even admit to myself…
You know my intents (and sit with me as I process impact)
You know my hopes (and conspire with me towards actualizing them)
You know my dreams and yearnings and imaginings, too… and I trust that you are directing them with divine nudges and Holy Gut-Checks and faith.
I can’t even begin to think about how you might do this.
So I release the HOW.
When I was a shadow of a thought of an idea,
When I was Becoming as a being in relationship,
When I was in the before times, the womb of possibility,
You were there.
And you knew.
I release the need to understand; I just can’t.
I rest in the faith you’ve had in me; especially when I don’t have faith in myself.
I rest in the hope of Knowing; alongside you.
So even now, I am still with you.
Living Psalm for Epiphany 2B – Psalm 139: 1-6, 13-18 was written by Chris Davies.
Living Psalms Book is created by UCC Witness & Worship Artists’ Group, a Network of UCC connected artists, activists and ministers bridging the worship and liturgy of the local church with witness and action in the community. Maren Tirabassi, editor
Logo is detail from Living Psalm 80 by Sophia Beardemphl, Redwoods, CA. Recovering from significant bullying, Sophia, age nine, read Psalm 80 and thought of brokenness that needs mending. She drew this broken and mended bowl.
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