Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
Our current history that we are aware of as humanity is the smallest of percentages when compared to the fact that the earth is well over 4 billion+ years old. The universe as we know it is probably closer to 13 billion+ years old. God has been present from the very beginning and it is in this that we place our faith and trust in the promise of God. The promise that all of creation will be restored and we will come into a time of peace. Creation itself is one of the great mysteries of God and one that leaves many of us slack-jawed at its never-ending beauty. Not only has God had a hand in the mountains and the valleys, the undulating oceans and the flowing streams, but God continues to create and recreate. The eternal nature of God is one of presence throughout the ages; the one who is, who was, and who is to come.
Creating God, we give thanks for the dwelling place and refuge that we can take in your creation. May we rightly care for the creation that has been given to us so that future generations will be able to appreciate its beauty. AMEN