Rev. Mark Travis


Receiving Existence

With Rev. Mark Travis  (8/20/17)



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Psalm 104: 1-6, 14-21, 24-30

My whole being, praise the Lord. Lord my God, you are very great. You are clothed with glory and majesty; you wear light like a robe. You stretch out the skies like a tent. You build your room above the clouds. You make the clouds your chariot, and you ride on the wings of the wind. You make the winds your messengers, and flames of fire are your servants. You built the earth on its foundations so it can never be moved. You covered the earth with oceans; the water was above the mountains.

You make the grass for cattle and vegetables for the people. You make food grow from the earth. You give us wine that makes happy hearts and olive oil that makes our faces shine. You give us bread that gives us strength. The Lord’s trees have plenty of water; they are the cedars of Lebanon, which he planted. The birds make their nests there; the stork’s home is in the fir trees. The high mountains belong to the wild goats. The rocks are hiding places for the badgers. You made the moon to mark the seasons, and the sun always knows when to set. You make it dark, and it becomes night. Then all the wild animals creep around. The lions roar as they attack. They look to God for food.

Lord, you have made many things; with your wisdom you made them all. The earth is full of your riches. Look at the sea, so big and wide, with creatures large and small that cannot be counted. Ships travel over the ocean, and there is the sea monster Leviathan, which you made to play there. All these things depend on you to give them their food at the right time. When you give it to them, they gather it up. When you open your hand, they are filled with good food. When you turn away from them, they become frightened. When you take away their breath, they die and turn to dust. When you breathe on them, they are created, and you make the land new again.


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