For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies, for the love which from our birth over and around us lies; Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise
- "For the Beauty of the Earth" UMH 92
The birds are singing. Spring flowers are blooming, and the snow has fallen (for the second time this week). Praise God for God's sense of humor. Praise God for the gift of this new day. For today's devotion, let me share an original writing by Nancy Duraka. Nancy is a long-time member of our church family and a published poet. Here is her poem, "Hope Sings." In forest deep, Hope's holy music plays Hope sings of strength Upon the branches sway The glory road is coming Rough steps are made even Grace for all tomorrows God paves the way to heaven Hope is God's salvation His promise to the earth It Echoes prayers of peace God's heart and holy worth Amen.