Praise to The One Who Is

O Gracious One,
Source and Destination,
You are marvelous and good —
far beyond comparison.

Beauty and delight
surround You like a cloak,
shimmering across the heavens
and upon the face of the earth.

The clouds thunder
a royal tattoo,
raindrops issue forth
a pattering round of applause,

lightning streaks
set the sky aflame
in celebration
of Your majesty;

the orca moans with joy,
the ocean throbs
and tide pools spin
in ecstasy;

the owl’s sweet hymns
are echoed by doves and whippoorwills
and trembling canyon walls
and carried on the wings of the wind;

the wolf sings her wistful aria
as the grasses sway and swoon,
and the trees lift up their branches
in praise and adoration;

the troubadour forgets his verses
and stands in silent awe;
the song catching in his throat,
Your love lodged in his soul.

We are here,
breathless, in Your presence,
awaiting Your word,
listening with joyful expectation.

Deborah Beach Giordano
August 2014

About inklingscommunity

I am a struggling Christian, committed pacifist, near-obsessive recycler, incurable animal lover, inveterate tree-hugger; a nature mystic, a socialized introvert, an advocate for the vulnerable, an opponent of exploiters.
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