Tuesday, April 22, 2014

In honor of Earth Day

Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;
    let the sea resound, and all that is in it.
12 Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them;
    let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.
13 Let all creation rejoice before the Lord, for he comes,
    he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
    and the peoples in his faithfulness.  Psalm 96: 11-13

All of creation sings with His presence. That's the truth of it. No matter what we might do to it, do to each other, do to ourselves, Creation itself is a hymn, and every part has its own voice.
No, come to think of it, it's a whole symphony.
If you want to know what beautiful is, don't look in the mirror, look at what God has done outside your window.  Go for a walk through a forest, stand at the edge of the ocean, climb a hill and tumble down like a child. Let God speak to you THIS day--and tomorrow as well--of all the beauty of the earth.
 And perhaps, just perhaps, that will seep into your pores and remind you that YOU are part of that beauty.

You are His sixth day creation. His last, best creation, made to be you, made just the way you are, with your gifts, your passions, your bents and talents.
You fit in, the way everything fits in.
 He loves you as you are.
 He made you as you are. THIS day. As you are.Yes, just as you are, He loves you. You are beautiful in His eyes. The heavens rejoice in You, the whole earth is glad, the sea resounds. He came because He loves. He came because He loves YOU.
Happy Earth Day...
To you.

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