(Here’s my take of Psalm 148. Fun for a children’s sermon.)

Say “Wow, God”   out of heaven
Say “Wow, God”   in the heights
Say “Wow, God”   all the angels
Say “Wow, God”   sun and moon
Say “Wow, God”   all you clouds
Say “Wow, God”   you shining stars
Say “Wow, God”   in outer space
Say “Wow, God”   from the earth
Say “Wow, God”   from the ocean deeps
Say “Wow, God”   lighting and rain
Say “Wow, God”   snow and ice
Say “Wow, God”   blowing wind
Say “Wow, God”   from the mountains
Say “Wow, God”   all trees and plants
Say “Wow, God”   all animals, big and small
Say “Wow, God”   things that creep and things that fly
Say “Wow, God”   all you people
Say “Wow, God”   all you presidents and senators and judges and lawyers and farmers and ranchers and bus-drivers and pilots and carpenters and construction workers and teachers and doctors and nurses and scientists and librarians and students and soldiers and writers and painters and potters and nuns and rabbis and moms and dads and kids and retirees and mechanics and police officers and foundry-workers and farm-workers and temp-workers and textile-workers and prisoners and drop-outs and outlaws and used-car-salespeople and gas-station-attendants and trapeze-artists and everybody young and old, of every color, talking in every kind of language
Say “Wow, God”
Because God has created all of this. God is creating all of this.
The light of God shines through all the world.
And for how amazing all the world is, God is even more amazing.
So say “Wow, God.”

(Thanks to all the kids at our 2016 Vacation Bible School, at First Congregational Church of Walla Walla. Rev. Nathaniel Mahlberg. Apologies to Casper David Friedrich, and to the author of Psalm 148 )

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