The heavens, the angels, the ministers of fire, the flood, the promise after, the spirit of the Lord that gives life, all life and everything it encompasses, the absence of the Lord that brings death, the sun and the moon and their proper place, night and darkness, man and beasts, and the majesty and unfathomable wisdom of God almighty, in one small stanza…Here is life, here is death, which shall you choose? 


{104:1} Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great;
      thou art clothed with honour and majesty.
{104:2} Who coverest [thyself] with light as [with] a garment: who
      stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:
{104:3} Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh
      the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:
{104:4} Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:
{104:5} [Who] laid the foundations of the earth, [that] it should not
      be removed for ever.
{104:6} Thou coveredst it with the deep as [with] a garment: the waters
      stood above the mountains.
{104:7} At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they
      hasted away.
{104:8} They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto
      the place which thou hast founded for them.
{104:9} Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they
      turn not again to cover the earth.
{104:10} He sendeth the springs into the valleys, [which] run among the
      hills.
{104:11} They give drink to every beast of the field: the wild asses
      quench their thirst.
{104:12} By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation,
      [which] sing among the branches.
{104:13} He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is
      satisfied with the fruit of thy works.
{104:14} He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the
      service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;
{104:15} And wine [that] maketh glad the heart of man, [and] oil to
      make [his] face to shine, and bread [which] strengtheneth man’s
      heart.
{104:16} The trees of the LORD are full [of sap;] the cedars of
      Lebanon, which he hath planted;
{104:17} Where the birds make their nests: [as for] the stork, the fir
      trees [are] her house.
{104:18} The high hills [are] a refuge for the wild goats; [and] the
      rocks for the conies.
{104:19} He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going
      down.
{104:20} Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts
      of the forest do creep [forth.]
{104:21} The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat
      from God.
{104:22} The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them
      down in their dens.
{104:23} Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the
      evening.
{104:24} O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made
      them all: the earth is full of thy riches.
{104:25} [So is] this great and wide sea, wherein [are] things creeping
      innumerable, both small and great beasts.
{104:26} There go the ships: [there is] that leviathan, [whom] thou
      hast made to play therein.
{104:27} These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give [them] their
      meat in due season.
{104:28} [That] thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand,
      they are filled with good.
{104:29} Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away
      their breath, they die, and return to their dust.
{104:30} Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou
      renewest the face of the earth.
{104:31} The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall
      rejoice in his works.
{104:32} He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: he toucheth the
      hills, and they smoke.
{104:33} I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing
      praise to my God while I have my being.
{104:34} My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the
      LORD.
{104:35} Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the
      wicked be no more. Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise ye the
      LORD.

lilies of the field

“And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, [shall he] not much more [clothe] you, O ye of little faith?”

–Matthew 6:28-30

“If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probably explanation is that I was made for another world.”

— “Mere Christianity”, C.S. Lewis

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