By J. Ellsworth Kalas

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There’s an outdated hymn you'll be conversant in that includes those phrases: “This is my Father’s global, / And to my listening ears, / All nature sings, and around me jewelry / The track of the spheres. / this can be my Father’s international, / He shines in all that’s reasonable; / within the rustling grass, I pay attention him cross, / He speaks to me all over the place” (Maltbie D. Babcock, “This Is My Father’s World”; 1901). It is correct nonetheless this present day that “all nature sings,” however it is more and more tough to capture the melody. nearly wherever we move, nature’s voice is now muted via the sound of site visitors and diverse digital units. those that exit to stroll or jog are inclined to put on a tool that retains them in contact with information or song 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 e-book. I have a good time drastically within the “green” stream that has made new hundreds of thousands aware of the beauty of our construction and the blessed necessity of taking care of it passionately. this can be a amazing step within the correct course, and it places caliber content material into what could 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 the various classes it'll train us, classes approximately either lifestyles and God. while nature sings (as it does each second) its melody attracts us to God, if basically we pay attention with our entire being.

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