Here’s a benediction which celebrates the beauty all around us in God’s creation. It was written by Carlos Fernandez at Village Church in Beaverton, Oregon.
as we return now to our homes, workplaces, and communities,
may Your Spirit open our eyes anew
to the vastness and splendor of Your beauty all around us.
May we hear, and smell, and see, and touch
Your glory evident in all of Your creation.
Above all, let us see Your beauty
even in the brokenness of our brothers and sisters—
all of them, created in Your image,
and waiting to experience that redemption that comes
only through Christ Jesus our Lord.
We go now to love and serve our Lord—Amen.
~ written by Carlos Fernandez, Pastor of Spiritual Formation at Village Church in Beaverton, Orgeon.