Monday, November 7, 2011

How Great Thou Art

Yesterday at church we sang the song How Great Thou Art. I don't guess I had really payed attention to the lyrics to much before. As someone who like to spend time outside in God's creation a couple of the verses really stood out to me.

Stanza 1:

O Lord my God,

When I in awesome wonder

Consider all

The world Thy Hand hath made,

I see the stars,

I hear the rolling thunder,

Thy pow'r throughout

Stanza 2:

When through the woods

And forest glades I wander

I hear the birds

Sing sweetly in the trees;

When I look down

From lofty mountain grandeur

And hear the brook

And feel the gentle breeze;

The universe displayed;

A lot of people are taking this month to post daily something that they are thankful for. While I am not going start on that now, I am very thankful for what God has created in nature.


If you know me then you know I like to fish. There is really nothing like being out on the lake when the sun is coming up or going down. There's nothing like seeing God's artwork. Being out there by yourself, it's almost if he painted it just for me to enjoy that morning.

Then there are the great mountains that He created. As I look at their grandeur I can only thank God for allowing us to behold His creation.

Then there's these beautiful blue oceans that we saw in Cozumel. The same God that created those created those great snow capped mountains also deep blue waters and white sands of the tropics.

May I never again be out in God's creation without thanking Him for all of his artwork. The song writer was right when he penned "How Great Thou Art"