“The Glory of God” – Dr. Jim Shores

March 27, 2017

“When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?You have made thema little lower than the angels and crowned themwith glory and honor. You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under theirfeet…” – Psalm 19:1-4

I’m in the canyon country of Utah camping with my oldest son. We tend a fire at Dead Horse Point - an island in the sky above orange vistas that drop away to the Colorado and Green Rivers somewhere below.  The sun has set and above us desert stars blink into existence.  We are visited by a kit fox, all ears and curiosity, hoping for a handout.

God, you put us over all of this.  Your creation.  We’re in charge of it?  That’s like leaving your baby with a drunk uncle.  We are going to mess this up.  Oh wait, we already have. 

I look into the eyes of the kit fox.  Into the eyes of my son.  Into the eyes of the stars.  And I remember that I am crowned with glory and honor.

God, how can I be a steward of this?  I don’t know how.  Lead me.  I want to take care of what you have made and left me in charge of. 

Give me a heart for the job.  Don’t let me leave the job for others to do.

CORNERSTONE:  Stewardship

- Dr. Jim Shores, Professor of Media Communications

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