Christ becoming flesh, the incarnation, changed everything. His birth altered the order forever. Christ came so that God could draw everyone into relationship with himself. The barriers of who was in and who was out were shattered – all were now welcome in.
Psalm 148 speaks beautifully of how all of creation is woven together. From the angels and heavenly hosts to the sun, moon, and stars to the creatures of land and sea to the snow and winds to mankind – all are bound together as God’s creation. The psalm resonates with power, strength, and majesty. It brings hope and optimism for our future and for our world.
The hope and optimism lies in God’s desire to be in relationship with all of creation. He constantly seeks to enter into renewed relationships to restore all of the brokenness to wholeness. We, as His children, are part of this seeking. He longs to continue to guide us to be good stewards both to the earth and to each other. As we live into this holy relationship that God constantly calls us to, may we also seek to include all of our fellow man in this relationship as well, so that they too may find healing, hope, and, most of all, God’s love.
Scripture reference: Psalm 148