O Lord, my God, you have accomplished many things; you have done amazing things and carried out your purposes for us. No one can thwart you! I want to declare them and talk about them, but they are too numerous to recount! — Ps 40:5 NET
Flower in the crannied wall,
I pluck you out of the crannies—
Hold you here, root and all, in my hand,
Little flower—but if I could understand
What you are, root and all, and all in all,
I should know what God and man is.
— Alfred Tennyson.
So much is history stranger than fiction, and so true it is Nature has caprices which Art dares not imitate.
— Thomas Macaulay.
Nature is the face of God. He appears to us through it, and we can read his thoughts in it.
— Victor Hugo.
Eternal God, I thank thee for the seasons which bring abundance and beauty. I thank thee for thy loving care, which is over all and forever. May I behold thy works and make thee a very present help for all my needs, and perceive the joy of thy love through the greatness of the earth. Amen.
Daily Prayer Guide - April 14
Public domain content taken from Leaves of Life by Margaret Bird Steinmetz.