Psalm 19 (NRSV)
God’s wisdom surrounds us—from the skies above to the earth beneath our feet. As day and night turn into each other, the very passing of time conveys truth without words or voice. Nothing can hide from the shining and heat of the sun.
Resonating with this wisdom in creation, God’s law and commandments explicitly teach us how to dwell in the sanity God would have for us. Enlightening us, they call us to return to our true selves. Sweeter than honey and more to be desired than gold, they transform our childish reactions into judicious responses. Their wholesome lucidity grounds our ephemeral lives in what remains for eternity.
As we meditate on God’s wisdom in creation and law, we find ourselves grounded in truth. We can acknowledge the shame we would rather hide. And we can stand up to those who would dominate us and keep us from clarity.
Permeate our lives with your wisdom, O God. Ground us in the clarity of your truth and just ways. Amen.