Have I told you there's no one else above you?
ease my troubles, that's what you do.
You fill my life with laughter
and somehow you make it better
ease my troubles that's what you do
and it's yours and it's mine like the sun
we should give thanks and pray
to the One, to the One.
- from the creation story where God moves from a formless, dark void to light, land, sea and sky, to vegetation, to "fish and fowl, porpoises and red-tailed hawks," onto wild animals, "the crescendo starting to swell, like a great symphony building and surging higher and higher" until the triumph of God's handiwork: man and woman...(Eldredge, Wild at Heart)
- to the call of Abraham, and the Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph stories in Genesis, to the call of Moses and rescue of the people Israel in Exodus, to the Samuel and Solomon stories...
- through God's Word in the poetry of the Psalms and Proverbs as well as the pleadings of prophets Isaiah, Amos, and Hosea,