May 21, 2021 | Nathan Johnson
We know God by many names.
There are God’s titles — The Creator, King of kings and Lord of lords, etc.
There are the metaphors — God the Father, God the Shepherd, God the Mother Hen
God is also described in simile — God is like … fire, water, the wind, a rock…
These images of God are as dynamic and diverse as we, God’s children, and there is beauty and comfort in knowing our God in so many ways.
On our first two days of the Images of God worship theme we reflected on how God is like the wind — invisible but powerful, and like a rock — strong, safe, and immovable. How fitting, then, that the weather was so lovely that it invited us outside for worship!
As we heard how our God is like the wind, we lay on our backs and watched the wind move the branches and the clouds, and after hearing how our God is like a rock, we joyfully gathered more rocks for our collection.
Not only is this theme of worship fascinating for young children, and not only does it foster creative thinking, but it is truly beautiful to see the children recognizing God all around them and knowing that He is close.
Be thou a bright flame before me.
Be thou a guiding star above me.
Be thou a smooth path below me.
Be thou a kindly shepherd behind me.
Today, Tonight, and Forever…
— AMEN —