My awed mind stares at the sun
as it straddles the heavens,
as it moves across the skies
from end to end,
as radiant as a bride on her wedding day,
and nothing can hide from its heat.
My soul breathes the whispering wind
as I marvel at the composure
of the stars and the moon;
which without a sound,
silent in the skies,
communicate across the world,
loud and clear.
My eyes adoringly gaze across the mountains;
in reverence, I observe the sparkling waters,
the creatures that adorn the land, sky, and sea;
in wonder, I embrace the calf, the lamb,
the eagle, the butterfly, the forests,
the gazelle, the lion… the shrubs,
the flowers and other creations,
that, like me, roam this earth.
My spirit thrills to hear the sounds of nature:
where bees hum and leaves rustle,
hyenas laugh and rhinos bellow,
apes gibber while elephants trumpet;
and crickets chirp, creak, and join in
the soul-refreshing melodies of bird songs.
My heart overflows with sweet submission
when I see the earth’s majesty,
the marvelous display of God’s craftsmanship,
from the wild and free to the gentle and warm,
from the highlands to the sea,
they all tell of the glory of God;
the work of God’s fingers.