Living Psalm 93–Realm of Christ B
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.
Living Psalm 93—Realm of Christ B
God is clothed in Shúkà, Huipil, Sari,
in Agbada, Kilt,
in Kebaya and Sarong,
in hospital johnny and prom dress,
in an inmate’s orange jumpsuit.
God is clothed with clouds,
dust of the desert
and mud of the swamp,
with a long belt of highway
and a halo of contrail.
God’s throne is the toddler’s owl seat,
a pew, no bishop’s cathedra,
the camp chair in the woods,
the folding chair
in any twelve-step meeting.
Our floods have lifted up a voice.
Our warm oceans, wild storms.
sound of forests on fire –
these, too, have a voice.
It is not God’s voice.
The most holy decree is earth itself,
held up by one standing knee-deep
in the ocean around Tuvalu,
and treasured by One
dressed in all things,
who remains always seated
in everyone’s house,
never marching to war or progress.
Living Psalm 93 for Realm of Christ B was written by Maren Tirabassi.
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. Editor, Maren Tirabassi.
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.
© Copyright 2021 Maren Tirabassi. Permission granted to reproduce or adapt this material for use in services of worship or church education. All publishing rights reserved.