Readings for the Saturday after Pentecost

The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory. All who worship images are put to shame, those who boast in idols-worship him, all you gods! Psalm 97:6-7

It is difficult to contemplate this passage because the very glory that people see in creation is what leads them to worship it. Of course there is both a sense of control and an utter sense of no control. There is control in that they can manipulate and fashion the materials of creation to make their image, there is someone who ‘divines’ a strategy for manipulating that image with sacrifice and worship. But there must also be a sense of a complete lack of control because the seasons dont always change, the rain doesn’t always come, disaster isn’t always diverted and food doesn’t always grow or is found.

It wasn’t our control that made God to be fashioned in our image in Jesus Christ, we were just as dead and dumb as our idols to this choice. Our lack of control is why God decided to come, humbling Himself to be in our image, both taking on and effected by His creation and allowing Himself, that actual and true God not to be sacrificed to but to be the sacrifice for all, even those who do not know Him.

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