You created each nation, and they will all bow down to worship and honor you (Psalm 86:9, CEV).
Shinkansen (Bullet Train), Nagoya, Japan — photo by David Kitz
This week’s I Love the Psalms theme is creation.
There’s an old saying that I heard as a child. It goes like this, “God created the world, but the Dutch created Holland.”
There is an element of human pride in that statement, but there’s also a measure of truth in those words. A good deal of the Netherlands is below sea level, but by building huge dikes and drainage systems the Dutch have been able to claim the land they live on from the sea.
Today’s reading from the Psalms states that God is the creator of every nation. Nations are God’s idea. He establishes them.
You created each nation, and they will all bow down to worship and honor…
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