The heavens are telling the glory of God; the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard;
yet their voice goes out throughout all the earth…
God, when we look around us, we seek to find you.
The heavens declare your glory, the psalmist proclaims.
Yet in our changing world, it can be hard to see the stars through polluted skies, or glory in parched air and rainfall that never comes.
Give us eyes to glimpse heaven’s glory all around us in a fractured world.
May we remember:
That the same spirals of the Milky Way are part of our DNA
That the constellations of our communities that come together in love and care for all your creation is a way of displaying our knowledge of you.
That our patterns of coming and going, tending and nurturing, proclaim the work of your hands.
Give us your wisdom as we seek to honour and reflect your glory, in ourselves, in our communities, and in our world.
—Anna Vogt, MCC Ottawa director and member of the Creation Care Task Force
Photo: Anna Vogt