Amazement and wonder, we literally stand in awe;
Beginning with creation and what the shepherds saw.
Every sunset is a testimony of His love for beauty;
The flowers and birds shout acclamation to the Trinity.
An ocean view, a howling wind and a deep blue sky;
A youngster’s laugh, a full moon, even a baby’s cry.
Every star-filled night, eagles soaring, a turtle’s slow crawl;
Begs us to understand, His perfect love designed it all.
The mind and heart of man, the soul that endures;
Everything we see and touch simply reassures.
The seasons that each year like clockwork come and go;
Rain, sunshine, clouds, ice storms, falling leaves and snow.
Squirrels scampering up a tree, doves cooing nearby;
Not one sparrow falls to the ground that escapes his watchful eye.
Nothing is a result of chance or the mind of man;
Take time to watch the intense joy of a kid playing in the sand.
Flying a kite, fishing in a pond, running across a meadow;
Swimming a lake, climbing a hill or chasing your shadow.
Loving and being loved by your favorite cat or dog;
Standing on a mountaintop, riding a horse, walking in a dense fog.
A simple, dirty cattle stall, a miraculous birth so profound;
Grace was born, mercy came alive, and unconditional love abounds.
Everything is a mystery and we are challenged to explore;
‘Cause in God’s boundless creation, there is always so much more!
By Bill C. Dotson on Christmas Day 2015