Monday, July 31, 2006

Monday morning message part two (a day late)

Then I played two songs, one was Bruce Cockburns song Lord of the Starfields.


Lord of the starfields
Ancient of Days
Universe Maker
Here's a song in your praise

Wings of the storm cloud
Beginning and end
You make my heart leap
Like a banner in the wind

O love that fires the sun
Keep me burning.
Lord of the starfields
Sower of life,
Heaven and earth are
Full of your light

Voice of the nova
Smile of the dew
All of our yearning
Only comes home to you

O love that fires the sun
keep me burning

And spoke of our lack of creativity in describing God, and our limited vocabulary for praise. I pointed out that often we say or sing the same things over and over again, and they lose their meaning. I asked people to think of new phrases or words of praise for God.

Mine were maybe a bit cheesy, but so you will be inspired to do better here they are

Rainbow maker

Cosmic artist

Depth of the black hole

first help


Please list what you come up with.



Ant said...

The Universal Pulse.

Daniel said...

The Universal Sustainer

I still think that the Bible contains some of the most beautiful and original names for our Lord...

Lilly of the Valley (Lilly's are my favourite flower. I am mesmerised by their beauty)
Lion of Judah (Lion is my favourite animal - a shear emblem of strength and calmness - afraid of nothing, and protector and provider of his cubs)
Rose of Sharon (is this one in the Bible?) (i like a poem written by Tupac Shakur called "a rose in the concrete". We can call Christ the Rose of the Urban - Christ is an emblem of beauty and life in even the most dry and arid places).

urbanmonk said...

Tear holder