Sunday, January 1, 2012

Look at the World

Thank you. " Look at the world, everything all around us: look at the world and marvel everyday. Look at the world:
so many joys and wonders, so many miracles along our way.

Praise to thee, O Lord, for all creation, give us thankful hearts, that we may see:
All the gifts we share, and every blessing,

All things come of thee.

Look at the earth, bringing forth fruit and flower,
Look at the sky---the sunshine and the rain;
Look at the hills, look at the trees and mountain, valleys
and flowing river, field and plain:

Think of the spring, think of the warmth of summer,
Bringing the harvest before the winter's cold.
Everything grows, everything has a season,
Till it is gathered to the father's fold.
Every good gift, all that we need and cherish,
comes from the Lord, in token of his love;
We are his hands, stewards of all his bounty;
His is the earth, and his the heavens above.
Praise to thee, O lord, for all creation,
Give us thankful hearts that we may see.

All the gifts we share, and every blessing,
All things come of thee."-------John Rutter

Our choir at church did this song, the next day I went to our Art Together group at church, and she started coming out of the blotches of paint on the canvas. At first I had the world turned out away from her and another artist, Kathi Taylor, told me to turn the world in, keep the world on the canvas, it made all the difference.