READ THE BOOK OF NATURE
Welcome to Day 16 of #write31days. Read is the word prompt for the Five Minute Friday Free Writes. Since my theme is nature related, I wondered how I could tie that in with the word for today.
Then I began to think about how all creation speaks to us about the glory of God.
The Book of Nature
The book of nature
Opens wide each fresh new page
Begging to be read
I thought to myself, We can actually read the book of nature.
But when I mentioned it to my husband, he made a good point. What about a person who is blind? They aren’t able to see with their eyes the beauty of creation. So I began to think about it more.
If a person cannot see they must “read” the world with their other senses.
There is so much beauty in our world. In fact, all of us can use our senses to experience nature in different ways.
Hearing the sound of the bird songs,
touching a blade of grass or the fur of an animal
or the bark of a tree, feeling the wind against our skin –
all of these are ways to read the book of nature.
Those of us who see can share what we observe using descriptive words.
We can write poems, stories and articles about nature.
Autumn time is here
Brown leaves clustered on the ground
Mighty trees stand tall
And here’s a photo/haiku from last year.
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I’m linking up with: #LMMLinkup, #Glimpses
15 thoughts on “Read the Book of Nature by Using Our Senses”
SO beautiful!! <3 His glory shines through you!
Aw, thanks, Peggi! You bless and encourage me daily!
Blessings and love to you, dear sister! xoxo
Braille is readable in nature too. I love that! 🙂
Yes, very much so! Thanks, Tara. Blessings to you! xo
Nature has always brought me closer to God as He created it all. I love the seasons and see the beauty of change. Those changes guide me through my very own changes in life.
Thanks for sweet poetry and photography.
Oh, Linda, me too. Nature always seems to bring me closer to God, too. So much beauty. Thanks for your encouraging words. Blessings to you!
Lovely post and poems!
Thanks so much, Bette! Blessings to you! xo
And your words that speak about seeing our Lord in the world He created reminded me of another sense–fragrance. We are the aroma of Christ to those around us. Just as there is so much fragrance in all of nature, He lets us, as His people, join in that pure fragrance of Jesus. Thank you for these beautiful words today! xoxo
Thank you for that reminder. May the aroma of Christ be ever flowing from us so others may see Him.
Blessings to you, dear sister, with love and hugs! xoxo
I love the idea of “reading” nature. It’s accessible to all. We can see, hear, touch and smell, as well as taste nature’s bounty. And I love the way we can read it here via your thoughtful prose and poetry. Thank you, Gayl, for inviting us to enjoy nature with you! Blessings and love. xo 😊💜
Thanks, Joy! I thought that idea fit pretty well with reading. 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoy reading my thought here. Wish we could actually sit together and enjoy the beauty around us.
Blessings and love to you, too! Hugs! xoxo
Love your pictures and poetry about nature. I loved the haiku about crunching leaves. Thanks for sharing on the #LMMLinkup this past week.
Thank you, Mary! I’m so glad you like them! Glad you stopped by.
Blessings to you! xo