By J. Ellsworth Kalas
J. Ellsworth Kalas, tailored from bankruptcy 1:
There’s an previous hymn you will be acquainted with that comprises those phrases: “This is my Father’s international, / And to my listening ears, / All nature sings, and around me jewelry / The track of the spheres. / this can be my Father’s global, / He shines in all that’s reasonable; / within the rustling grass, I listen him go, / He speaks to me all over” (Maltbie D. Babcock, “This Is My Father’s World”; 1901). It is right nonetheless this day that “all nature sings,” however it is more and more tricky to seize the melody. virtually wherever we pass, nature’s voice is now muted by means of the sound of site visitors and diverse digital units. those that exit to stroll or jog tend to put on a tool that retains them in contact with information or track or speech—so that, deliberately or now not, they've got close out nature’s sound and dulled its influence.
Which brings me to the purpose of this booklet. I celebrate enormously within the “green” circulate that has made new hundreds of thousands aware of the sweetness of our production and the blessed necessity of taking good care of it passionately. it is a amazing step within the correct path, and it places caliber content material into what may well rather be little greater than sentimental emotions. yet i would like us to head farther than that. i would like us now not just to see—and certainly, to be thankful for—the wonders of nature. i would like us to head past nature’s beautiful attractiveness till we research a number of the classes it'll train us, classes approximately either existence and God. whilst nature sings (as it does each second) its melody attracts us to God, if in simple terms we hear with our entire being.
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All Creation Sings: The Voice of God in Nature (Abingdon Press) by J. Ellsworth Kalas