Tag: Stewards of the earth

Bless the Lord all Birds of the air

Photos by The Revd Lynn Hurry taken in the vicarage garden at St. Mary-at-Latton

These photos were taken by my friend Lynn when this baby Robin appeared in the Vicarage garden. Quickly availing itself of the facilities, there is something quite natural and carefree about the scene. Absolutely joyful!

Nature and the natural world have a way of showing us that God’s creation is something to be enjoyed and cherished.

If the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us anything it is about our own vulnerability and the fragility of our control over the earth. If we saw ourselves as stewards and guardians of our planet we would perhaps understand better that the Earth and all that is in it as pure ‘gift’. Maybe if we did our relationship with our world would be very different and much healthier.

The Earth Prayer

O GOD,
we thank you for this earth, our home; for the wide sky and the blessed sun, for the ocean and streams, for the towering hills and the whispering wind, for the trees and green grass.

We thank you for our senses by which we hear the songs of birds, and see the splendour of fields of golden wheat, and taste autumn’s fruit, and rejoice in the feel of snow, and smell the breath of spring flowers.

GRANT US a heart opened wide to all this beauty; and save us from being so blind that we pass unseeing when even the common thorn bush is aflame with your glory.

Amen.


Meanwhile, be cheered up by the images.

Thank you Lynn for capturing the moment.