At First Light

A reflection on Psalm 65 from my book Soil of the Divine.

Birds at first light

tune their voices

offering melodious praise,

not one holding back.

They loudly welcome the dawn,

in awe of God‘s handiwork.

“‘Tis just instinct,”

you say,

“pre-programmed

animal behavior.

Nothing more.”

But perhaps

they do not suppress

their instinct to worship

in the same way

that so many people do.

The meadows clothed themselves with flocks, the valleys decked themselves with grain, they shout and saying together for joy. Psalm 65:13

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