“What sorrow awaits those who argue with their Creator.
Does a clay pot argue with its maker?
Does the clay dispute with the one who shapes it, saying,
‘Stop, you’re doing it wrong!’
Does the pot exclaim,
‘How clumsy can you be?’
Adonai! Our Lord!
How Glorious is Your Name throughout all the earth.
The fame of Your Majesty extends beyond the Heavens.
When I gaze at Your created heavens,
the work of Your fingers;
all of the million celestial bodies that You set in place with Your spoken voice.
I am pondering the questions;
What are mere mortals,
that You are forever concern Yourself with them,
humans, that You watch over them with such care?
Adonai! Oh Lord!
Is not it so, that You made him [man] but a-little lower than the angels,
yet, You crowned him with glory and honor?
Your intention was You had him rule what Your hands made,
You put everything under his feet-
sheep and oxen, all of them,
also the animals in the wilds, the birds in the air,
the fish in the sea,
even, whatever passes through the path of the seas.
What was it that befell all of humanity?
Until the seed of iniquity was sown within the soul of man,
all humankind is forevermore rebellious,
and yet so cherished that You,
are saddened when humanity forsaken Your eternal Love.
How fearfully and most wonderful You have made us,
yet, greater is the limitless nature of Your Love for mankind;
and yet, harsh and dreadful can be Your wrath on all of Your creations:
both nature and humanity, all of which is longing for total restoration of all things.
Please me know Your ways, Adonai;
teach me Your paths, guide me in Your truth,
and disciple me for You my God are the very source of my salvation.
The following content was gleaned from the following sources: Psalms 8, 139, 25 and the book, “The Prophets,” by Abraham J. Heschel.
Grace and Peace
Brother Alonzo E. Thornton