The Book of Nature

God’s a hidden Presence
This truth we are aware
If we let nature speak
We see, He’s everywhere

Through beauty of this world
When we pause and still
These wonders indicate
Gods’ Presence and His will

Though the book of nature
Can’t be reduced to words
Gods’ characteristics
And activity is heard

How do the sun and stars?
The rhythm of our days
Speak of God’s great glory
Wonder and His ways

As we become attune
To listen and to seek
Through nature of surrounding
Are means which God can speak

(based upon words by Henri Nouwen)

6 thoughts on “The Book of Nature”

  1. When I teach RCIA this time of year I always remark about how time (solar cycles, lunar cycles, Equinox, Solstice) plays a role in the liturgical calendar. We are very attached to this beautiful gift of Eden called Earth.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s