Early this morning I was spending time with God in prayer. My prayer turned from petition to praise and my head began to fill with things I am so thankful for. Something that I am so grateful for and continually give Him glory is the wildlife around my home. Watching nature always hits my heart with God’s Awww. Seeing creation is a reminder to me of our Lord, our Creator. We live in the country on the edge of a small community. We have three resident turkeys that wander the neighborhood, numerous road runners, sometimes deer, a large variety of birds etc, all created for His glory. Thinking on these blessings a scripture and poem came to mind.
“My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord. Let every creature praise His holy name forever and ever.”
The poem I have always liked I found out today was actually written as a hymn and I have only ever known the first four lines.
All Things Bright and Beautiful
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.
by Cecil F. Alexander
Later that morning, God gave me a blessing, a mother Bobcat and her two kittens showed up and played for a good while in our front yard. God, knowing my heart, gave me the most beautiful gift. Thank you! Thank you!
God loves us, He knows who we are because we are His creation in His image. He is gracious and compassionate. He shows us His love in many ways. God loves us so much that nothing is too big or too small for Him.
Here are the last four lines of the poem All Things Bright and Beautiful.
He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we may tell,
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.
May He surprise you today and bring you joy.