Today, we join all creation in praising the Creator. It is all too easy to get caught up in the humanity of Jesus to the exclusion of his divinity. It’s important to remember that Jesus experienced life as we do. Without the humanity of Christ, we would never be able to follow him as an example of the best way to be human. But it is also important to remember that in Christ we see the best reflection of God as well.
Anytime our view of God contradicts the character of Jesus, we have misunderstood God’s nature. As we look at Jesus, we are seeing what God, the Creator of the universe, is like. And when we allow Jesus to reveal God’s nature to us, we can only respond in thanksgiving and praise – along with all creation.
When we consider what God has done for us, we can’t help but realize that our entire lives are a gift. Even though we struggle and suffer, we also know joy, friendship, life, and love. And we also have this amazing earth as our home. Today, take time to reflect on God’s gift of life and of God’s Self to you, and give thanks.
For your gift of life, and of yourself, I give you thanks, O God.