Notice how the lilies grow. They don’t wear themselves out with work, and they don’t spin cloth. But I say to you that even Solomon in all his splendor wasn’t dressed like one of these. – Luke 12:27
Praise the Lord from the earth,
you sea monsters and all you ocean depths!
Do the same, fire and hail, snow and smoke, stormy wind that does what God says!
Do the same, you mountains, every single hill, fruit trees, and every single cedar!
Do the same, you animals—wild or tame—
you creatures that creep along and you birds that fly!
Do the same, you kings of the earth and every single person, you princes and every single ruler on earth!
Do the same, you young men—young women too!—
you who are old together with you who are young!- Psalm 148
This week in worship I talked about finding holy moments in the small things… walking the dog, washing the dishes, playing with the kids or grandkids or running the ‘taxi service’ for them and so on.
Sometimes we can get caught up in the ‘work’ of every day life that we forget to celebrate these holy moments, these everyday blessings that seem so ordinary and yet are really completely extraordinary.
Take time this week, to celebrate the small things… the tasty cup of coffee/tea, the warm comfy bed that means we have a place to lay our heads, the dirty dishes that mean we have full bellies. All of these and so many others can be holy moments that we need to take a moment to thank God!
Try the idea of the “Bless To Me” prayer, a Celtic practice that slows us down and focuses us to the beauty in the every day, ordinary gifts of life.
Bless to us this day, O God, and all our waking hours.
Bless to us the little things,
the smiles, the quiet time, the chats, the pets.
Bless to us these holy moments that you gift to us each day. Amen.
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