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Good Morning January 4

The Psalms give voice to so many of our human emotions. They express what it means to be human, and to be in a world separated from the fullness and perfection of God. The account of creation in Genesis one and two, which many treat as a myth, expresses the purpose and desire of our God who created us. There was perfection in the things of that time, and a perfect and open relationship between man and his Creator. Ever since we sinned and broke that relationship there has been a deep longing for restoration which has expressed itself in many ways even though most people do not recognize it as such. The voice of the Psalmist in 42 cries out, “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.”(vss.1-2) All of our efforts expressing our creativity, our charity in helping others, our desires for world peace, are all our longing for the creation we lost, and our desire for its restoration. The more we recognize this the more we are brought to our knees in humility and worship, seeking the only true God who can bring that restoration.