Week 2: Listen
Scripture: Psalm 19:1-4
The heavens are telling the glory of God;
and 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 through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.
Poetry: Silver Whispers
by Marnie Barrell, in A Heart for Creation, ed. Chris Polhill
the universe is singing.
Silver whispers from star to star,
the roar of the golden sun,
the blue Earth’s dance in the darkness.
the great drum, the solemn sea
pulsing under the moon,
the heartbeat of the sleeping land,
the crackle and snap of air.
the living creatures are singing;
each little life lifts its voice,
sings, swells, stutters to a stop,
passes its song to children’s children.
we who have ears to hear, and the gift of speech,
love the song, gather it up and sing it.
Bring words of worship and wonder,
sing for the sun and stars,
sing for the earth and all its creatures.
Tell out, shout — the beauty and bounty of it!
Sing creation’s song to the Creator!
Reading: Listening to creation as a part of environmental stewardship
by Lynn Baab
Spiritual Practice: In the outdoors, pause daily or walk in silence. Listen to the earth and to the Creator. What do you hear?