Let All Creation Sing
When I was younger I never really cared or paid much attention to the birds, squirrels, or even rabbits. I really was not an animal or nature lover. If you asked my sisters, they would tell you I really had a strong aversion to all animals in general.
As years have gone by, God has softened my heart and I look forward to sitting outside on our deck in the early morning, listening to God's creation. Before the world has awakened, I can hear the fluttering of bird's wings and the sweet melodies that seem to say, "Wake up, all is well." A rabbit scampers by with his cotton ball tail bouncing up and down with almost a rhythmic sense of timing. The sun begins making its way up in the sky while two squirrels chase each other up the trunk of the large tree overlooking our backyard. They seem to be playing a game of tag. If I close my eyes and take in a deep breath of air, I can smell the sweet aroma of the freshly planted flowers. I just sit quietly listening and taking in all the voices of nature as they surround me in the cool of the morning.
We can sometimes get so caught up in the busyness of our lives that we miss the gifts God has put right in front of us. His subtle artistry is a backdrop to the beginning of the new day. All creation is singing in the early dawn of morning. Let's join them and sing our praises to God too! "You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being." (Revelation 4:11 NIV).
Prayer: Oh how I praise your name, Lord. How majestic you are in all the earth; there is no one like you. Your good gifts are a respite to my soul. You refresh me and make me new every morning. As all creation sings let my voice be heard among them and may it be a sweet sound to your ears. Amen
Memory Verses: Psalm 69:6 (NIV) Let heaven and earth praise Him, the seas and all that move in Him.
Psalm 104:33-34 (NIV) "I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the Lord."