We've tried fruits we've never heard of and vegetables we've never seen. We've walked on dirt roads next to goats, sheep, cows and even donkeys.
This amazing abundance of creation inspired me to write this poem.
Mountains stretch from east to west,
Trees scrape the horizon,
Waves crash on sandy shores,
And winds guide their paths.
Dolphins emerge out of the depths,
Critters peering from below the surface.
Turtles make homes on dry land,
And seagulls swerve back and forth in flight.
Who controls the patterns of the waves,
Or tells the sun when to rise?
Who alone can number the stars,
Or hold the galaxies in His hands?
You sit in the heavens and do as you please,
Painting the glorious picture before us.
Your swift strokes create the landscape,
Your sketch brings life to the creatures.
You mold us together like clay,
Hold us over the fire and form us.
Before we were formed,
You knew us entirely.
Who else is like you, O God,
Your praise you give to no other.
Let us bring glory to your name,
Lest the very rocks cry out!
Pray that the people here would also see the magnificence of God's creation.
Pray it would lead them to worship the Creator, not the creation itself.