“Nature is too thin a screen; the glory of the omnipresent God bursts through everywhere” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
My mostly sedentary, housebound life has, rather surprisingly, greatly enhanced whatever ability I might have for noticing. Observation pays dividends of hope and contentment whenever I look closely at living creatures, trees, flowers, and plants.
Nature lures me like a siren call, and I respond with joy, knowing how it lifts my spirit to engage with it all.
Anticipation builds as the seasons change because they all have different aspects that charm us. Life goes on without our full attentiveness, of course, but when we do pause to pay attention we are rewarded with wonderful scenic views, deeper appreciation, participation with the created world, spiritual insights, and maybe a poem to share..
Anticipating Holiness seeps from each breath of wind, whispering your majesty because the still, small voice speaks louder than anything. The land anticipates your glorious presence as it waits to receive each day’s instruction to shine your glory and signal your peace. Yes, even now, with dripping trees bowed low against each movement of blustery wind and rain, while a watery sun licks the flowers again. Even here, as the pigeon pokes her beak into saturated soil, expectant of finding seed, and the blackbirds stoop to gather worms as their daily spoil. Nature might appear casually indifferent to holy breath but it shouts out the loudest words of praise to its Maker, always. Earth has learnt how to keep you as its primary focus, remaining sensitive to all the shifts in its rhythmic pulse, its seasonal chorus. Oh may we be stirred to listen to its vibrant words, and give our own response, as our hearts rejoice in also being seen and heard. May your peace rule and reign in the midst of chaos because answers will flow, even if we think no one can hear us. © joylenton
“I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.” ~ George Washington Carver
For those of you who might have been anticipating just when I would return and write here again, I’m glad to be back! But I have to say that I’m not sure as yet how regular my posts will be for a while, as this post explains. Keep noticing my friends. It will reward you more than you know to develop and heighten your awareness of God at work in the world. Xx 🙂 ❤