Psalm 29:1-2 Common English Bible
A psalm of David.
29 You, divine beings! Give to the Lord—
give to the Lord glory and power!
2 Give to the Lord the glory due his name!
Bow down to the Lord in holy splendor!
The Word of God for the Children of God. Gloria! In Excelsis Deo! Alleluia! Amen.
The Wife and I plus a mutually unwelcome Covid virus have been back from our nine-day cruise up and down the New England Coast – from the port of New Jersey to Boston, Bar Harbor, Halifax Nova Scotia and back – for five days now.
The trip itself ….
A time of fellowship, shared with two very dear and precious friends ….
It was a precious time of Praise and Shabbot with my God and with my wife.
A much-needed time of Shabbot for both my wife and me and with our God.
The picture of the morning sunrise above is one taken from our balcony. It was one which captivated my wife and I while we waited for our ship to reach port.
It was such a rare sight for my wife and I that early in the morning. The gentle sound of the waters clapping upon the side of the ship and a cool ocean breeze.
We just kind of sat there on our balcony, putting our feet up, holding our hands.
The awesome presence of the face of God upon the far-off morning horizon, upon the far-as the eye can see, expansive waters of vast the Atlantic Ocean.
Psalm 29:1-2 Complete Jewish Bible
29 (0) A psalm of David:
(1) Give Adonai his due, you who are godly;
give Adonai his due of glory and strength;
2 give Adonai the glory due his name;
worship Adonai in holy splendor.
As we meet with God in the light of the morning, as our thoughts turn either to Him alone, His exclusive place in our lives in this moment, or the journey to our workplaces, or getting children to their schools or some other worldly concern,
we take at least a few quiet breaths to relax ourselves – to make a silent choice:
“Today, I will choose to see the awesome Face of God in those whom I Meet!”
In the adrenaline rush of the coming day, as we each move into the noise of the coming day, we intentionally find the time to weave into the noise, the silence of the Lord’s Sanctuary and remember this is the day that the Lord hath made and this is the day the Lord alone hath gifted to each and every one of us today.
Know that He takes His place upon the throne of our hearts and our souls when we deliberately give Him those precious few moments of our personal Shabbot.
We bow our heads, bend our knees and bow our spirits, but for a few precious moments throughout the day, each and every day – let the voice of God speak!
Our attentive spirits open the doors to heaven.
It is a doorway which swings both ways – for God comes to us no matter where we are or when we are or why we are – however it is we happen to be feeling.
The Wonder of such a simple worship is the wonder of His very real presence.
It is a chorus of singing angels, it is blessed, blest music from another world, wonder that floods out all the darkness and the dust of death this life contains.
We somewhere, somehow, rediscover the innocence of waves as they are heard peacefully clapping upon the sides of the ship and then returning to the ocean.
We somewhere, somehow, rediscover the innocence of children again as we are taken back to when our moms first held us upon their chests when first borne.
We praise and exalt the greater and greatest name of the Lord our Saving God.
He opens Himself to us – again and again and again – with the same measure of unwavering, unrelenting unconditional love and mercy and, grace, compassion.
It is the most awesome moment of our life for that day – beyond all other times!
Now, let’s consider taking ownership of those second to none “God Moments!”
Exalt, Worship and Praise the Lord in the Beauty of HIS HOLINESS – not ours!
In the name of God, the Father and God the Son and God the Holy Spirit,
O God, whose voice spoke the heavens into being,
whose Spirit hovered over the great expanse of waters
whose holiness is not limited to grand cathedrals or saintly persons,
spectacular mountains or mountain-moving leaders;
whose holiness is often discovered in simple everyday places
and simple everyday folk,
plant Your holiness in this place, in us now.
Grow us this very moment, throughout each coming hour,
nourished by your sunshine,
watered by the life-giving waters of your Son,
that we might blossom and flower, right where we are,
with the beauty of Your holiness.
Through our Savior Jesus we pray. Amen.