SPRING FORTH NOW 2023
What is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them[b] a little lower than the angels and crowned them[d] with glory and honor. You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their[e] feet: all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild, the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas.
Psalm 8:4-8 (NIV)
Who are we and why do we continue to exist as humans when we create and tolerate dehumanization among us, to our own selves, and recklessly abuse our world, “all of creation”? This year we have seen a 6-year-old shoot his teacher, 40 U.S. mass shootings, a young man brutally killed, a 2-year-old shot in the streets, and on and on yet this is the year for you and me to live, move, and have our being in our Mast Favored Status. Even though I know the call, the challenge is for us to illuminate, inspire, and invite all into this Most Favored Status it is hard to conceive given the nature of our actions one to another and our world that we would be the Crown Of His Glory, revealing God. However, God chose us and the life that is ours, and when we come to ourselves realizing that we are chosen, we discover our potential to create in our experiences that will reveal the presence, power, and promises of God to one another and our world. It is in discovering our abilities to co-create with God because He chose us, empowering us to act with responsibility and accountability to one another and our world, "all of creation.” We have our Most Favored Status because we are the Crown Of His Glory, revealing God in the true nature of whom He is; a loving creative, redeeming, and sustaining God for life and life more abundantly, commanding its accessibility and availability to all.