Spring has sprung
and my little corner of the world is a fireworks of white, pink, green, and yellow!
Today is the official day for everyone to be…
celebrating Earth Day!
Yup. I’m sure it’s the talk of the day at every school and on the television.
Can I let you in on a little secret?
I’m not celebrating Earth Day.
But…I am celebrating!
I am celebrating the Creator of this amazing orb we call Earth.
My mind cannot comprehend the amazingly detailed perfection that was required and is still required to keep us orbiting in just this spot. A few degrees off and we’d be freezing to death or burning up. And that is just one of a kazillion details that makes this fascinating ball in the sky the incredible place it is.
Do you take for granted the wind and the rain?
How about clouds and sunshine?
Or trees and flowers?
And what about the organisms in the soil that compost the decaying matter into rich nutritious earth from which seeds spout and broccoli and lettuce and tomatoes spring forth and Robins feast?
What about the Grand Canyon or Niagara Falls or one of the other wonders of the world?
All this was created by our amazing Creator God. The ONE who created heaven and earth.
This is my Father’s world.
Am I suggesting that we not celebrate Earth Day? Not really.
I am suggesting that we celebrate the ONE who spoke it all into existence with a word.
The following is a song I have loved since I was a little girl attending Samuel Lutheran Church. My home church sang a more uptempo version of it this week. I think I love it even more than I did way back when. Today I understand the lyrics even more. And I know Creator God as we have walked hand-in-hand enjoying this amazing place He created for you and me. (I’m sorry that I can’t give you the band’s rendition that I heard on Sunday….but this version is beautiful….and you can read the words, too.)
Yes, I do get a little bit carried away when I take a walk. Just ask my husband. I exclaim. And oooh and ahhh over this flower and that tree and the littlest bug and the amazing sunset…over and over and over again. I never get tired of looking, as there is always something new to delight my eye. And to capture on camera.
So, join me on Earth Day and celebrate the ONE who made the world and said it is good. I say, very good.
I’ll be celebrating Earth Day singing…This IS my Father’s World!
Wishing you An Extraordinary Earth Day!
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