Thursday, April 22

My Father's World

I originally posted this two years ago, but after watching Food Inc. last night, I am feeling like I need to rethink a lot about what we eat and where our food comes from. If you have a chance, please watch Food Inc.

Today is Earth Day. I am thinking about this beautiful world and all the wonders it has to offer. I am thinking of my God who made it all for us to enjoy. I am thinking that we have not taken care of it with the respect and love that one should when given such a glorious gift. I woke up early today, laying in bed listening to the birds sing and I found myself humming this wonderful song. It is a hymn that we don't sing often anymore in church as it has been replace by newer more "hip" tunes, but it speaks volumes to me. I will be singing it all day long.

This is my Father’s world, and to my listening ears
All nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres.
This is my Father’s world: I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas;
His hand the wonders wrought.

This is my Father’s world, the birds their carols raise,
The morning light, the lily white, declare their Maker’s praise.
This is my Father’s world: He shines in all that’s fair;
In the rustling grass I hear Him pass;
He speaks to me everywhere.

This is my Father’s world. O let me ne’er forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.
This is my Father’s world: the battle is not done:
Jesus Who died shall be satisfied,
And earth and Heav’n be one.

This is my Father’s world. I walk a desert lone.
In a bush ablaze to my wondering gaze God makes His glory known.
This is my Father’s world, a wanderer I may roam
Whate’er my lot, it matters not,
My heart is still at home.

What can you do to honor our Father's World today?

Song..."This is My Father's World" words by Maltbie Babcock, 1901

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