Ecce Homo
Yet we wonder, where God is.

In His Musings ...


Musing Photo by Maria Teneva on Unsplash

Photo by Maria Teneva on Unsplash

"“O LORD, make me know my end
and what is the measure of my days;
let me know how fleeting I am!
Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths,
and my lifetime is as nothing before you.
Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Selah
Surely a man goes about as a shadow!
Surely for nothing they are in turmoil;
man heaps up wealth and does not know who will gather!" -
Psalm 39:4-6 (ESV)

In his musings, the psalmist wandered around the dusty trails of his own existence, traversing over his own struggles and victories, glancing upon the outgrowths of wickedness that tormented him and the grace that attended him.

He paused to pray a reflective prayer over his fleeting existence for perspective and resolve, assessing his own need of assessment.

Oh, that my end, God of new beginnings,
God of origins,
God of grand conclusions,
Oh that my end
Might inform my thinking,
Might enliven my moments,
Might caution my movements,
Might guide my steps,
Might evoke reverence in my meditations,
Might amuse my musings with
Sacred music
That marinates my soul
In holiness,
In worship,
And in the quest for justice,
and Mercy.
May Thy presence,
Yesterday and Today,
Lead me toward that inevitable
When I shall draw my last breath
And awaken to life.

Tom Sims