We will concentrate on two psalms today Psalm 145 and Psalm 8
Psalm 145 tells of the memory of God passed from one generation to another, verse 4
‘One generation shall laud your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts…’
Think of all the people who have influenced your faith throughout your lifetime.
Make a list, either in reality or in your head, and try to discern what influence these people had and what difference this made to your faith and way of life.
For example – my parents and grandparents were committed Christians so I grew up in a Christian home – church was to me just an extension of home.
On the plane on my way to Ethiopia for my first teaching job I opened the Bible my sister had given me and saw she had written inside the cover Psalm 139.9/10
Look it up you will see what I mean.
The congregation of St George’s Anglican Church Addis Ababa where I saw that Christianity truly was a worldwide religion open to people from all countries.
A lady at Christ Church, Walmsley who when acting as lay assistant, made you feel that she was giving the greatest gift of all time – which of course she was.
The person who unwittingly set me on the path of ordination.
This is not an exhaustive list it could go on and on.
The memory that God is the creator of all and that he holds the whole of humankind in his all-embracing love.
You could draw a picture or design that shows the interconnectedness of the world not just now but through the generations.