Whenever I am tempted to think I have everything sorted out, God has a way of reminding me that I’m not that amazing. Sunsets, sea, sand, sky… too vast and marvellous for me to calculate or control. My response is personal, but cannot be separated from the union of worshipping Church through all ages.
So then, Lord God, this interaction of matter, light, and wonder humbles my heart before the infinite glory, telling me there is a Glory beyond Glory. Infinite Love and Infinite Grace, Absolute Holiness and Divine Majesty, You alone are God. I thank You for the gift of another day, and praise You for revealing Love that covers my sins as the sea scrubs the sand. Far above the golden air energised by the Sun Lifts my soul to contemplate infinity- yet infinity is wrapped in your Hand and stars and galaxies beyond sight glow in the Presence that has come to Earth and will reconcile all things to Yourself. Lord, I am too small too limited and too flawed to offer perfect praise- all I have I give You, a prodigal son in a prodigal world, hardly daring to believe my Father runs to greet me: my crucified Christ Rose for me, Holy Spirit Presence fills me- For I was lost, and am now found; I was dead, and am alive in You. Such Infinite Mercy, such mystery of grace. In Christ alone mystery is unfurled as the Banner over me is Love. Amen. (c) Richard Starling, 2021