Read Psalm 145:9-13 —Psalm 145:10 (KJV)

All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee.

As I was finishing up the dinner dishes, the phone rang. It was my neighbor. I could tell from her voice that she was excited. “Look out your window,” she said. “There’s a beautiful double rainbow, and I didn’t want you to miss it. It’s just so bright and big!” I put the phone down and hurried to the back porch, and there it was—a magnificent colorful arc stretching across the sky. I stood mesmerized by its grandeur.

Even if I live to be 110 years old, I will never tire of the beauty of nature. Whether it’s a rainbow or an ocean, a lake, a river, or a stream‚ nature captures my soul. I love the trees, the grass and the fields of flowers in the summertime. From regal rock formations to cascading falls, from farmers’ crops to city parks—they all draw me to their individual splendor. And as I drink it in, my final amazement is in the awesome God who created everything. Nature can remind us that the things that take our breath away were created by the One who gave us life and breath.

Prayer—May we never forget that you, O God, are the creator of all the wonders of the world, especially your people. Amen.

Thought for the Day—The power of God’s creation can take my breath away!

Linda Fasking (Kentucky)