Today’s word of hope comes from our own Rev. David Williamson, Associate Pastor of Worship, Arts and Administration. 

One of my favorite parts of any Zoom call (and there have been many Zoom calls this season!) is when your pets spontaneously invade your video and audio space.  For some reason they don’t like to be excluded even from a Zoom call and are more than happy to make their presence known! Both cats and dogs have joined our Tuesday Morning Devotional Classics study, staff meetings, Sanctuary Choir calls, committee meetings, and some of you will no doubt recall the beautiful duet between Pastor Emily and her beagle Knox in one of our early virtual worship services! 

The lectionary psalm for Pentecost reminds us that the earth is full of God’s creatures, both great and small, and that the Spirit plays a vital role in breathing life into them.  The psalmist writes: 

When you send forth your spirit, they are created;
and you renew the face of the ground. 

Humans can be a bit selfish in thinking we exclusively own relationship with God’s spirit.  Seems to me, that this psalm teaches a broader, more inclusive view.  Lee Anne Stiffler shared the following song with me a few months ago and it came to mind when I read Psalm 104 this week.  All God’s creatures really do have a place in the choir!  You might want to invite the kids into the room to hear this one! Enjoy! 

All God’s Creatures Got a Place in the Choir 


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