I share my journal entry of June 13, 2016:
Hawaii—so incredibly beautiful!
It is 3 AM, I sit on the balcony of the 9th floor of my hotel in Honolulu, allowing my thoughts to go where they will:
God of the Universe,
You are one God of three manifestations
--as Creator, you give us life and our world;
--as Savior, you clothed yourself in human flesh and entered time as Jesus to show us how we are to live;
--as Sanctifier, ever-present Holy Sprit, the Divine Milieu enveloping us in your love and giving guidance to those who seek your council. *
(And I thought more deeply about each stanza.)
You are the God of the Universe . . . I can’t grasp that; I can only be awed by it. The Universe, your grand Creation! It is there because you are ‘Creator God’ and within that universe you molded our world to support teeming life, which would evolve to one day share in your creative power. You chose to share creativity with the highest form of life via the wonder of consciousness. It was to come into being slowly over eons of time, each new life form reaching greater complexity. As the life forms complexified they eventually gave rise to beings with reflective awareness – consciousness. The human creature, with unlimited capacity to continually emerge to ever-higher levels of freedom and complex thought, had the ability to understand and evaluate and make choices. With this ability they became creative in the environment they inhabited.
Human beings; we create our world. As we continue to advance, with increasing awareness, we come to see more deeply into ‘the good’—love, justice, truth, beauty . . .—and awaken to wonder and marvel at our human potential.
You, God, ever draw human consciousness to yourself; You, the totality of all goodness.
Only through this slowly evolving process could created creatures become co-creators to join with the God of Creation.
Thank you, Creator God
* This prayer first appeared in my blog entry of 4/4/16 Trinity Thoughts