This past week was Celebration Sunday, when we honor our teachers and graduates, and the high school youth plan the worship service.
This is a psalm written by three teenage girls - can you see the influences?
O God, your forgiveness is
Like a big bowl of comfort food:
Fish fingers and custard
Smart Food White Cheddar popcorn.
We need your forgiveness because we have sinned,
Because we cannot always hold true to your commandments.
We know we did wrong but we also know
We can work to make it better.
Your acceptance is
like a mother’s hug
An open door
No matter who you are or where you are
On life’ journey, you’re welcome here.
You paint the world
You Van Gogh the stars
You Monet the garden
You are the Composer of the universe
The symphony of Life.
You sculpt all of creation.
You spark an idea in our minds
And kindle our creativity.
Even the strongest people
Can’t take on the world by themselves;
No one remains virtuous forever.
We see the way the world is going;
Sometimes it all looks dark and gray;
Other times it looks bright and green.
Even if life as we know it ends
We know that the ending of life
Provides the pathway to new life.
O God, you are our North Star
You are our Doctor
our Helping Hand
our Parent teaching us to walk, to ride a bike.
You are the Force, created by all living things, that
surrounds us, fills us, and binds the galaxy together.
Huzzah, O God! Huzzah!
—Psalm of Awesomeness: A Celebration of Awe and Life
Written by Hannah Cooper, Andrea Kingsbury, and Olivia Kingsbury