God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on the trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars. - Martin Luther
dust of my making, home of my dying,
I honor you; I honor your loving Creator.
Gobi, Denali, Amazon, Serengeti,
steppe and ocean, garden and stream,
herd and hive, flock and forest,
we are one being, one life, one living cell.
May we waken to our unity,
and renew our reverence for you.
Handwork of God, intricate gift,
teach us beauty, creativity and joy.
We say we love nature,
that God comes to us in you;
but still we despoil you,
and so we treat God.
May we repent of our self-serving abuse of you,
honor you in all we do,
and emulate your self-giving.
Earth, our home, our family, our self,
may the grace and glory of God
speak in us as surely as in you.
-Steve Garnaas Holmes from Unfolding Light Blog