This is my Father’s world
He shines in all that’s fair,
In the rustling grass I hear Him pass,
He speaks to me everywhere.
~Lyrics from This is My Father’s World by Maltbie D. Babcock
What a glorious morning! When I raised the shade, my eyes were met with a delicious light pouring down on a corner of the garden. And it was light not born of the intense heat of past months but instead of the crisp coolness of a 59 degree autumnal equinox morn. Zephyrs were ruffling leaves, and they were shouting hallelujahs in praise of the Lord’s Sabbath and yesterday’s rain. Ancient Eden’s unmistakable holy voice reverberated in the air, and all of us, creature and man alike, recognized it and rejoiced. The “special air of melancholy and magic” typical of September’s opus rose louder and louder as the light moved southward across the yard frosting everything in its wake. Yahweh’s glory breathed new life into wilted leaves, faded blossoms, and weary bones as the light moved as sweetly as a bow across the strings of a Stradivarius in slanted increments across the yard.
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.” ~Isaiah 60:1 ✝
*Thanks to Annette Lepple for the great description of September that I quoted above.