for the beauty of the earth…God’s creation, God’s Gift…

On this dreary “spring” day just as we are entering into holy week I thought it might be a good time to focus on the beauty that awaits us.

Please listen to this beautiful rendition of John Rutter’s For the Beauty of the Earth

while scrolling through photos of my garden and my grandmothers garden from the last few years.

Song of Solomon 2:12

New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

12 The flowers appear on the earth;
    the time of singing has come,
and the voice of the turtledove
    is heard in our land.

Isaiah 40:8

New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

The grass withers, the flower fades;
    but the word of our God will stand forever.

Isaiah 55:12

New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

12 For you shall go out in joy,
    and be led back in peace;
the mountains and the hills before you
    shall burst into song,
    and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

 

from the book of common prayer

1. For Joy in God’s Creation

O heavenly Father, who hast filled the world with beauty:
Open our eyes to behold thy gracious hand in all thy works;
that, rejoicing in thy whole creation, we may learn to serve
thee with gladness; for the sake of him through whom all
things were made, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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About ellasurreau

I am a first grade religious education catechist I have been teaching for 20 years I have a BA in Religious Studies I have continued taking classes in religious studies since graduating. I grew up Methodist, and became catholic after marrying.
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