Friday, May 21, 2021

Thank God!

a few May morning creation-treasures...

Thank God for beauty of creation, nature’s free-for-all
Where no one can claim credit for His creatures great and small
Mankind beholds what earth unfolds; we cannot intervene
To haste a bud to bloom or baste the countryside in green
We owe the crowning glory of worship’s unbridled praise
To He who orchestrates and grants the number of man’s days

Thank God for beauty beyond reach of evil’s ruthless rod
The heavens timelessly declare the handiwork of God
To set before our gaze, buffets laden with trays designed
By clouds and colours man cannot muster or mastermind
Then praise God, who furnishes seed, bud and celestial fount
Before the day when we bow down to give sacred account

Thank God for seasons we can only skim the surface of
To marvel without merit at earth’s laden treasure trove
To be the sole recipients of joy as we behold
The wonders of creation that somehow never grow old
Unbridled beauty clothes this globe compelling awestruck gaze
To touch the hemline of His robe with reverence and praise

Thank God, that while the ages roll creation keeps its youth
Where time will always take its toll yet cannot alter truth
Or usurp the Creator; from the dawn of ‘let there be
No one and nothing can deter divine authority
He cups creation in His Hands, commands sun, moon and stars
We smote our chests, cry ‘what is man’ and drink from Mercy’s scars/jars

Thank God that He charges no fee for wonderment’s surprise
But spreads showcases lavishly before our very eyes
Where nature remains innocent in spite of mortal guilt
A kind of picnic basket emptied on earth’s tartan quilt
Where we are all invited to partake of beauty’s fare
And give God all the glory for glory He chose to share

© Janet Martin

Psalm 104:33-34

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.

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