Aug 17 2011

All Creatures Great and Small

Chuck’s last two posts especially connected with me. There is so much on this wonderful Earth that has little to do with us but everything to do with God. I am saddened at times when we people want to make everything “ours” and make the world act at our bidding as if it were “our world.” This causes no end of problems as we seek to control what is not ours to control. I believe we gain much joy when we, as Chuck suggests, take the Royal Road of wonder about this amazing home we call Earth.

That wonder extends, for me, down to the smallest creatures, sometimes life that we as people don’t always understand or like. This is much easier to show than tell, so here is a video I did about a special little critter who definitely represents the ideas in the hymn, All Things Bright and Beautiful.

And here is the part of the hymn that is quoted in the video:

“All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.

“He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell,
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.”

Indeed — “Who has made all things well”!

— Rob