Daily D – Psalm 27:7-8

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Psalm 27:7, 8
“Lord, hear my voice when I call; 
be gracious to me and answer me. 
My heart says this about you: 
“Seek his face.” 
Lord, I will seek your face.” (CSB)

Yesterday was one of the longest days of my life. We arose before 4 AM for a trip west to the ocean. We had adventures aplenty at the airport followed by a smooth flight, a pleasant drive, and a raucous arrival at our destination. 

After a pleasant meal with live music and joyful staff, it was at long last time for bed. It didn’t matter that it was eight o’clock local time. Of course, that also means I couldn’t sleep past 4:30 this morning. There is a nap on the schedule later today.

Sitting around the pool this morning, with only a feral, and hungry, cat to keep me company, I read these words. The moon and stars gave way to the rising sun. His awakening was luxurious and lovely. You might even call it dramatic. 

These words remind me of Earth Maker, Star Hanger, Moon Placer, Our Father in Heaven. Sometimes all of creation speaks at once reminding us to seek his face. The waves roll in and whisper across the sand, “Seek his face.”

The breeze carries soft remembrances of other times when he was seemingly more present than before. The awakening of the symphony of the sea, sand, and gentle morning moments remind me God has more than one flavor, more than one characteristic, more than one manner of declaring his love and purpose to those he has chosen.

And so, I will seek his face. From what I’ve seen so far today, it bears the most beautiful smile.

I will seek his face.

Our Father, I will seek your face. Your majesty is etched on every beautiful thing I see. Your grace is felt in every moment of kindness. I will look for you all day long. I am reminded how those who seek you, find you. There is life. There is love. There is beauty and wonder. Amen. 

Our Father, I again come to you with my namesake’s prayer. Thank you for leading him not only to pray, but to preserve his prayers to teach us how to pray. And so I pray, “Test me, Lord, and try me; examine my heart and mind. For your faithful love guides me, and I live by your truth.” Amen.

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