Thursday, August 2, 2012

evoking praise


I'm sitting on the front porch, giving thanks this morning
for a peaceful Georgia yard - alive with God's intricate design.

 Brilliant red cardinals at the feeder with their discreetly-colored wives;  
how I've missed their cheerful 'peep!'

photo courtesy of Flikr
The huge pileated woodpecker relentlessly 
tap-tap-tapping on a tree high above my head,
 and the trio of doves and nuthatches and mockingbirds,

together with a choir of hidden birds
all singing Your praise.

Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! 
Praise the LORD!
Psalm 150:6

 Silent hopping of timid rabbits...

and the squall of cheeky squirrels bounding from branch to branch
in some frantic chase.

Even the trees rustle their leaves in
sighs of contentment to their Creator.

Then shall the trees of the forest
 sing for joy before the LORD...
1 Chronicles 16:33

May all of it,
every single bit,
evoke my praise too.

My mouth will speak the praise of the LORD, 
and let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.
Psalm 145:21

What bit of His intricate design are you thanking Him for today?

4 comments:

Kay @ The Church Cook said...

Watching the olympics, we are all amazed at how beautifully and wonderfully our bodies are made!!

Judy said...

The sunshine and blue sky!!!!!!! Living in Seattle we really appreciate every sunny day! Cause we don't get many of them!

us5 said...

so happy you have some summer-y weather, Judy! :)

Choate Family said...

We love so many of the same things! Love your delight in the common, everyday beauty of God's creation :-)