We continue our preaching ministry in June on God’s creation and our discipleship in it. Last week, we looked at how we are called to care for creation, receiving from its blessings and preserving it and protecting it. God's love implores us to live out both receiving and preserving in a balance or dance.
This week, we turn to Psalm 8. A beautiful poem that invites us to see your invitation to work with you in creating a beautiful and life giving world. The Psalm says, “You made humanity rulers over the works of your hands.” The question we will struggle with this week is simple: “What does it mean to rule?” We have lots of examples from our present day and many examples from our history, but this week, we'll ask the question again from within the context of our sermon series on creation: what does it mean to lead or to rule or to govern?
It's very likely that you must wear the mantle of a leader in your life. You may need to lead your children or family. You may have a role of leadership in your job. You may be a leader in the community, a coach, a teacher, or a human being. Yes, you read that right … if Psalm 8 is right, then you are a leader (a ruler). What does that look like in your life? How do you lead? What does creation reveal to us about leadership? Parkside is a place where you belong! Join us on Sunday morning, outside, on the front lawn!