September 13 -- Our relationship with the land -- For the second week in the Season of Creation, the curriculum materials focus on our relationship with the land, using Psalm 139: 7-12 as the basis for study. Given the current evidence of the increasing impacts of global warming on the earth, these materials provide suggestions for ways to explore how we relate to this earthly home that God has given to us. At the bottom of this email is A song from land that is hurting, based on Psalm 139:7-12, which is part of this week’s study.
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Joan, Grace, Kyle, Aidan, and Molly
A song from land that is hurting (based on Psalm 139:7–12)
Creator God, you are always with me.
Your love holds me tight.
When my forests are ripped away, you are there.
When my beauty is covered with rubbish, you are there.
If my earth is dug up,
with no thought to my earth friends who live there,
But even there your love will find me.
If I say, “Surely smoke from the factories shall cover me
and stop the sun from shining through,”
even the choking smoke is not too dark for you.
You find me underneath the buildings, and the roads, and the factories, and your love gives me hope.
(Seasons of the Spirit, September 13, 2020)
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