Praise: Join With Nature in Praise to God

PRAISE

Lately I’ve been going out each day to sit for awhile on the porch swing. This morning was no different. At first I sat there looking around and listening. There is always so much to observe if I take the time. It’s as if all creation wants me to join in praise to God. I began writing in my journal, and the beginnings of a poem came to me.”

 

Breaking through the darkness
     sun shares a great big smile
          as I sit here on the swing

 

 

I walked over to look down at the garden thinking about what to add to the poem. But I couldn’t seem to get very far. So I put my journal aside and walked down the steps to the garden area. The roses are lovely and fill the air with their sweet aroma.

 

 

Vegetables are growing nicely. In fact the squash seems to be taking over.

 

 

The blueberry bushes are full, though not yet ripe.

 

 

When I went back inside I read through what I had written and finally finished the poem.

 

Breaking Through With Praise

Breaking through the darkness
     sun shares a great big smile
          as I sit here on the swing

Breaking through the silence
     birds sing their joyful songs
          as I sit here listening

Breaking through the stillness
     breeze comes with scent of rose
          as I sit here lingering

Breaking through the cadence
     all nature joins in praise
          as I sit here wondering

Breaking through the darkness
     God’s love surrounds me now
          as I sit here worshiping

 

Please join me in praising our great God!

 

Praise to God

 

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12 thoughts on “Praise: Join With Nature in Praise to God

  1. Dear Gayl,
    Your photos of your garden there are so pretty! And I love how your poem moved from stillness and silence, into the lovely cadence of nature praising all around you. It reminds me of the phrase from the hymn, “join with all nature in manifold witness.” What a wonderful way to begin our days: praising God with the nature He has created. Blessings, love, and hugs to you this week my friend! xoxo

    1. Dear Bettie,
      Thank you so much! I love how you noticed what I did with the poem moving from stillness to all nature praising. 🙂 Yes, I love that hymn – “Great is Thy Faithfulness”
      Blessings, love and hugs right back to you, sweet Bettie! xoxo

  2. Such a beautiful poem. You take us not only into your garden through the words but also into the Lord’s heart. It reminds me so much of those moments I sat in the forest on my husband’s and my trip away and just listened. Moments that encouraged me to still and stop more often than I had been.

    1. Dear Anna, thank you so much. I’m glad this brought such good memories to you. I need to remind myself to stop and be still more often and just listen. Blessings and love to you! xoxo

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