Sunday, April 21
Everything that has breath
On this day filled with shouts of “Alleluia, he is risen!” we come to the end of our journey into mindfulness through the Psalms. How fitting to close with the final song of the psalter, a majestic hymn of praise. Let’s read it in its entirety:
“Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty firmament! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his surpassing greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with clanging cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! Let everything that breathes praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!”
Everything! The stars and galaxies, wind and rain, mountains and seas, trees and vineyards, every living creature! Human beings with all that is within us — our hearts, minds and spirits! Together, let all of Creation glorify our Creator! Empowered by the risen Christ, let us continue to reflect God’s presence to the world around us!
Loving God, on this day that we celebrate Christ’s triumph over death, fill our lives with resurrection power! Amen.