Today’s Blessing (4.25)

Blessed are You, O’LORD our G_d, King of the universe, Creator of all things who loves the diversity of His creation.

Blessed are You, O’LORD our G_d, King of the universe, Creator of all things who surrounds us with a multitude of thoughts and views.

Blessed are You, O’LORD our G_d, King of the universe, Creator of all things that You are great enough to be the G_d of all things.

In most ancient cultures, the gods were restricted to one or two things – whether it be physical things such as the sea, sky, sun, etc – or less tangible things such as fertility, love, war, etc – they were almost always limited by these different kinds of boundaries. Then came the G_d of Israel (I understand that He always was!); He was held by no boundaries – not limited to the physical or the ethereal…rather He was over, in and through all things!

There is nothing in our creation that is not G_d’s – how awesome is that! I love that G_d paints His creation with the full spectrum of diversity – using every color in the palette – every scent – every piece of sound and touch – They are all G_d’s instruments for creation.

Unfortunately most of us have spent our lives corrupting these things – twisting them from the hands of G_d in order to make them our own…What would this world look like if we were to sit at the feet of the LORD and learn from Him how to live and thrive within the full diversity of His world?

I pray that each of us enters into G_d’s diversity just a bit more today than we did yesterday – that our faith might taste the full spectrum of colors set out for us by the first and greatest Artist.

Be Blessed and Be a Blessing!

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