Observe the grasses’ greeting as they wave within the wind;
They bless the ground beneath our feet as if we’d never sinned.
The quiet kindness of the trees feeds rivers in the sky;
They offer up their strength to every creature passing by.
Streams bear precious nutrients that they themselves don’t need,
Reviving weary souls of every nation, tribe and creed.
Birdsong adorns the fragrant air and sunset’s amber hues
Give otherworldly warmth to those who haven’t paid their dues.
This fount of generosity is but the faintest glimpse
Of all the Father does for us and many others, since
Eternally He gives all that He is to His own Son,
Who gave Himself to pay for all the awful things we’ve done.
His Spirit pleads on our behalf and gives gifts on our way
Of life in full abundance towards eternal day.
(I composed the above while walking around our village to give my eyes some rest from looking at computer screens, since a recurring eye problem (malfunctioning tear duct causing severe eye dryness and headaches) has flared up again. Prayers for me would be appreciated).