0b556868-10ea-4d52-8c7a-aa2d1e0ea991(from Psalm 29)

Holy Splendour,
Your voice!

Your voice hovers over mighty waters,
full of power.
Your voice breaks the strongest cedars
Your voice flashes forth flames of fire,
shaking the wilderness,
causing oaks to whirl
stripping us bare
to the essence of our being.


How is it that we can not
hear the sounds of your majesty,
the flashing of flames,
the shaking of all that is wild?
We have muffled our ears
with worries and privilege.
We have stuffed them full
of doubt and selfish preservations.
We have blocked our hearing
with the shouting of days
that lead us away from you. 

Open our ears,
Strip away all that
obstructs us from taking in
your Voice.

May your flashing forth flames
kindle us,
May your breaking voice
define us,
spin us,
dance us. 


Rev. Karla Miller is Minister for Community Life at Old North Church of Marblehead (UCC).  She is a contributor the RevGals book, “There’s A Woman in the Pulpit”.

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