Trinity Sunday, 2019 Year C : The Psalm Passage – Preacher and Seeker discuss our relationship to the Divine

Seeker: “O LORD, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.”
Preacher: Back in the time of the psalmist not much was known about the that was above the tallest mountains. That was considered the space of the birds, and above even that was Yahweh the Divine lived. Know we now that above the clouds the sky/atmosphere thins out and life as humanity knows it does not exist. That does not mean the Divine does not live in a dimension in that space that is not visible to human eyes. Humanity considers that even the Divine must have some sort of physical/tangible existence some where.
Seeker: “Out of the mouths of babes and infants you have founded a bulwark because of your foes, to silence the enemy and the avenger.”

Preacher: It may very well seem like questioning such things is an antithesis of the Divine. But we do ourselves no favor if we insisting on understanding the Lord God according to human terms.
Seeker: “When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them?”

Preacher: And the Divine does care of humanity. In fact humanity is the focus of the Divine’s efforts and energy. Jesus came to earth because of humanity. The Spirit of Truth was sent because of humanity.
Seeker: “Yet you have made them a little lower than God, and crowned them with glory and honor.”

Preacher: Creation was sent in motion to give humanity a place to live, a place to learn, and a place to grow in wisdom and understanding.
Seeker: “You have given them dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under their feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas.”

Preacher: Sometimes, I think, we have not tended to creation as the Divine would have wanted us to. But that is a question to be discussed and debated amongst humanity. How we treat our fellow member of humanity, that is a question that Jesus’ life was to settle. And even with that, we debate and disagree as to what the proper answer it. We are encouraged to look to scripture for the answers. But studying and searching scripture without the inspiration of the Spirit of Truth has resulted in a large amount of conflicting information. But then who is to say who has the best understanding of what the Spirit of Truth has to say! So, we muddle along, trying to do the best we can, and hope that others are doing the same. We all live under the same Divine. And the same Divine looks over us. Let us hope and pray that we do not go too far astray and not do too much damage to ourselves, others, and creation. We have been given a wide latitude of freedom by a Divine who loves us unconditionally.
Seeker: “O LORD, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” (Psalm 8)

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