Most This Amazing Day

i thank You God for most this amazing
day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky;and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes

(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun's birthday;this is the birth
day of life and love and wings:and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)

how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any-lifted from the no
of all nothing-human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?

(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)

~ee cummings

I love ee cummings. I love the poetry, the fluidity, the invocation of so much in so little. Yesterday I led our staff devotion. I read part of Genesis and then the creation story from "The Magician's Nephew." It was all about the beauty that surrounds us and understanding the beauty of a world that is so alive. The fact of the matter is that God didn't have to make such a beautiful world for us. He could have decided to hide the colors of his palette and leave us in the "Pleasantville" world of grays, blacks, and whites. But He didn't. He chose to show us a world alive with color, alive with beauty and passion and all the things that He has to offer us. All we have to do is open our eyes to it and embrace it.

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