Third Meditation

(The Spiritual Canticle - Stanza 4-6)

"He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation; for in him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or authorities--all things were created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the first-born from the dead, that in everything he might be pre-eminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell." (1)


Creator's Majesty

Beneath the satin of the night,
The silken lilies of the field
Glisten with dewdrops at first light --
Creator's majesty revealed.

The angels, in their purity,
Reflect the Lord's revealing light;
Mortals, in their fragility,
Draw His mercy's redeeming might.

Creation, made in His image,
Reflects the divine properties;
Yet hidden remains His visage --
He's only revealed by degrees.

This knowledge is partial and dim;
Beyond the bounds of her weak mind
And heart, her soul yearns to know him
In truth - all other means are blind.

His grandeur exceeds all notions --
They're drops in the deepest oceans.


May all of creation join our prayer in yearning to know the Creator in the fullness of His Son.



1. Colossians 1:15-19


(c) Paul Buis, 2003