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Psalm 8 is a work of art. It begins big, “Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth.” It then moves inward into deep reflection where we contemplate our position as mortal creatures in the vast universe. Finally it repeats the first verse with renewed meaning. My goal this morning was to help us pray the psalm as a congregation. To help us as individuals reflect on what it means to be human in the light of God’s creative glory and to praise him as the united people of God.
The beauty of praying the psalms is that they connect our head and heart as we pray. They are not simply emotional outbursts (although that may be a part of some psalms). Likewise, they are not abstract points of doctrine disconnected from our everyday lives. Rather, the psalms give depth to our understanding of God while at the same time, give us words to express the deep feelings of our hearts.
Reflecting on the service as a whole today, I especially enjoyed watching children of all ages taking flowers to their mothers. The smiles were contagious! It was also a great joy to see Casen Bury baptized today. What a unique mother’s day gift that was. Most of Casen’s growing up years have been as the only child of a single mom. What a joy for Kelly to witness her husband, Kevin baptizing her son Casen into Christ. Kevin was baptized just last year and when I asked Casen whom he would like to baptize him he mentioned that he had been present for Kevin’s baptism and that if Kevin could baptism him that would be extra special.