Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18

Epiphany 2 - Year B

Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18

Hooray, G*D knows me, through and through.
Hissss, I don’t know myself, hints aren’t sufficient.

Hooray, G*D is omniscient.
Hissss, I don’t have a clue about why I am.

Hooray, G*D knit me together.
Hissss, I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Hooray, G*D is still with me.
Hooray, I am still with God.

At some point we experience a shift from Hissss to Hooray. It seems to come in unexpected times. Nathanael met this change with the image of a fig tree. Samuel had his conversion in dream-time. One older, one younger. (Both are males, but that’s standard for patriarchal source material and not a requirement.)

All of a sudden we see, with G*D’s eyes, our unformed substance and join G*D in calling it forth, saving us both, maturing us both, bringing both of us to wholeness and health. In the end there is no way to continue putting ourselves down for the presence of G*D to be seen. Like it or not, G*D also needs to see already formed and still unformed substance through our eyes. If G*D is to be glorified, so must we and all be glorified - this goes beyond a mutual admiration society.

As G*D investigates our life, let us investigate G*D’s life. This is an eternal learning and a worthy road to travel.

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