Whether it be in revisiting the victory song that is Psalm 118, or hearing the legends of exile recapped in Psalm 105 or 66, all of the Psalms the Lectionary nominates for Easter Day invite us to:
Come and see what God has done
(Psalm 66.5 NRSV)
These psalmists also agree that all God’s deeds up to this moment in the history of the universe have been ‘awesome’; whether people have been in triumph or in tragedy, God has remained jaw-dropping, astonishing, amazing in love and strength and Grace.
Take a good look at God’s wonders—
they’ll take your breath away.
He converted sea to dry land;
travelers crossed the river on foot.
Now isn’t that cause for a song?
(Psalm 66.5-6 The Message)
What has God done for me?: been God.
What is God doing for me still?: being God.
What am I doing for God?: being who God makes me to be. My desire (however imperfectly lived) is to allow God access to all of me, so God might ‘shape a Genesis week from the chaos of my life’ (Psalm 51.10 The Message).
All I can do is be the conduit who keeps inviting you, my reader, to ‘come and see’. Increasingly that feels like my vocation. Come, see a wondrous mishmash of words and images that point past me to God (I hope and pray).
All I can do is encourage you to bring your curiosity alongside your intention to pause, even for just a second; to come and see and hear again, or for the first time, God’s invitation to discover to you who God is and what God might do for, and with, you.
Come and see what God has done.
Come and see through my eyes a world where God inhabits even the smallest detail, no atom or particle is too small that is does not contain all of the wonder who is God.
Come and see a world where darkness, despair and death are not the final word.
Come and see who God looks like in this day, and all days.
meeting the Already. (diptych. iPhone images)