"There is no place where God is not.
God is there in a thousand wonders,
upholding rocky barriers, filling the buttercups with their perfume
and refreshing the lonely pines with the breath of his mouth.
Descend…into the lowest depths of the ocean,
where undisturbed water sleeps,
and the very sand is motionless in unbroken quiet,
but the glory of the Lord is there,
revealing its excellence in the silent palace of the sea.
Borrow the wings of the morning
and fly to the uttermost parts of the sea,
but God is there. His beauty is stamped in all of creation:
The glory of God can be seen from the smallest
to the mighty flash of lightning;
from the tiny rosebud to the huge magnolia blossom;
from the rich, fertile soil of the Mississippi Delta
to the arid, dusty land of the desert.
We can see His stamp of glory in all the world,
from the music of a sparkling brook
to the majestic tumbling waterfall;
from the gnarled, gentle hands of a loving grandfather
to the birth-fresh fragility of a baby's fingernail;
from the silence of the stars to the peal of thunder;
from the mirror-like smoothness of a placid lake
to the wind-driven thunderous waves smashing on the shore.
In the fresh greenery of the spring;
in the dazzling color of autumn;
in the joy of discovery on a baby's face;
and in the fulfillment and meaning of the New Birth,
we can see the glory of God."