Words from the Heart for Sunday April 29th, 2018
Praise him, all you mountains and hills. Praise him, all you fruit trees and cedar trees. Praise him, all you wild animals and cattle. Praise him, you small creatures and flying birds.
Psalm 148:9-10 (NIRV)
Praise from Nature
As you read this psalm it seems to be a review of the six days of creation. The landscape of our world plus all the animal kingdom and the birds of the air were made by Him. He is glorified as the Maker of all things. Let His name be exalted.
If you are looking for a place in Canada where you can find nature at its most pristine and rugged, I would suggest Fort Severn, Ontario. Fort Severn remains one of the most isolated communities in Canada, simply because the rest of Ontario is so far away. The closest permanent “road” in Ontario ends at Windigo Lake, 450 kilometers away. From there it is ice-roads in winter, or float-plane in summer. Churchill, Manitoba, the closest town, is over 500 km in the other direction.
Canada is one of the most beautiful countries on the planet. We are blessed with majestic mountains and abundant fresh water, broad prairies and rich farmland. If there is any country that ought to be aware of the Creator God, Canada is it. King David wrote these words in Psalm 148:9-10: “Praise him, all you mountains and hills. Praise him, all you fruit trees and cedar trees. Praise him, all you wild animals and cattle. Praise him, you small creatures and flying birds…” Now that spring has arrived, we are often awakened in the morning by the sound of birds singing. It is a beautiful way to welcome a new day. As you listen to them, do they draw your mind to the God who created them, and their song? Do you hear praise to the Creator in the songs they sing? We ought to hear and see praise from all of God’s beautiful creation and creatures. In the mystery of their being, in the call of their voices, we ought to get a glimpse of God, and just as they praise the Lord, we ought to naturally do so as well.
These have been words from the heart.