how majestic is your name in all the earth!—
you whose glory is chanted above the heavens
out of the mouths of infants and children;
you have set up a fortress against your enemies,
to silence the foe and avenger.
When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars you have set in their courses,
what are mere mortals that you should be mindful of them,
human beings that you should care for them?
The psalm sings of the glory of creation and of humans' place in it, "a little less than the angels." It echoes the stately order of the creation story found in the first chapter of Genesis. It has an air of wonder at this amazing world of God's creation.
This Sunday, Trinity Sunday, the church pays attention to that theological image of God who is One, yet known in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. We may not understand this Tri-Unity, but we can glory in the way three can be perfectly in-sync.
At St. Matthew's we celebrate the mystery of God by gathering together for prayer and praise in a service of the Word with Paul Bellan-Boyer leading worship and preaching. The sermon title, "How Good," is taken from the Hebrew words ki tov which recur throughout that great story of creation which opens the Bible: "In the beginning..."
Pastor Hans Arnesen
85 Wayne Street (btwn Barrow & Jersey Aves)
Downtown Jersey City