overlooking the Atlantic. When I turned to the Psalms, an appropriate song was
The air is crisp and cool. The ocean is breaking in the morning light. The crests of the waves are glistening white in the Eastern sun. Gulls call sharply and surf roars. This is the scene to which I awoke this morning.
I instinctively turned to the Psalms and this is what I read:
The whole earth comes to attention.
Look–God’s work of salvation!
Shout our praises to God, everybody!
Let loose and sing, strike up the band!
Feature trumpets and big trombones,
Fill the air with praises to King God.
Let the sea and its fish give a round of applause,
With everything living on earth joining in.
Let ocean breakers call out, “Encore!”
And mountains harmonize the finale–
God will straighten out the whole world,
God will put the world right, and everyone in it.
Adapted from The Message.