Monday, October 1, 2012

Psalm 104: a meditation in pictures

Bless the Lord, O my soul.
    O Lord my God, you are very great.
You are clothed with honor and majesty,
    wrapped in light as with a garment.

Pamplona poppies, 2003

You stretch out the heavens like a tent,
    you set the beams of your chambers on the waters,
you make the clouds your chariot,
    you ride on the wings of the wind,
you make the winds your messengers,
    fire and flame your ministers.

Sea of Galilee, 2012

You set the earth on its foundations,
    so that it shall never be shaken.
You cover it with the deep as with a garment;
    the waters stood above the mountains.

mountains in Galicia, España, 2003

From your lofty abode you water the mountains;
    the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your work.

Río Frío, Leakey, TX, 2005

The trees of the Lord are watered abundantly,
    the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.
In them the birds build their nests;
    the stork has its home in the fir trees.

You make darkness, and it is night,
    when all the animals of the forest come creeping out.

California coast, 2006

O Lord, how manifold are your works!
    In wisdom you have made them all;
    the earth is full of your creatures.
Yonder is the sea, great and wide,
    creeping things innumerable are there,
    living things both small and great.

Teresa's backyard, 2011

These all look to you
    to give them their food in due season...
When you send forth your spirit, they are created;
    and you renew the face of the earth.

Malibu, CA, 2006

I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
    I will sing praise to my God while I have being.
May my meditation be pleasing to him,
    for I rejoice in the Lord...
Bless the Lord, O my soul.
Praise the Lord!