Thursday, March 18, 2010

All Things Bright and Beautiful

"You know what I like about the stars? You look at them, all of them up there, and you just know that there's gotta be something more than...life." - The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants


I remember the first time my Dad showed me the Astronomy Picture of the Day website. I was fascinated as we looked at picture after picture of far-away galaxies and star clusters. I never cease to be amazed at how majestic the universe is. Looking at the night sky makes me think about that one scripture in the Book of Mormon that says, "All things denote there is a God." It's really true.

We sang a song at our last Women's Chorus concert that I didn't really appreciate until today. Here are the lyrics:
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.
Each little flow'r that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colors,
He made their tiny wings.
The purple-headed mountain,
The river running by,
The sunset and the morning,
That brightens up the sky.
He made all things well.
He made all things well.
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.

The audience members took a survey about our concert after it was over. When being asked what their favorite song was, the majority of them said that this was their favorite song and that their favorite part of it was when the music slowed down a little bit and we sang the words, "He made all things well." One survey said, "It was good to be reminded that I am also one of God's creations and that He made me well." I think sometimes we forget that we are God's creations. We get so hung up on all the pretty trees and snow-capped mountains that we forget that we are God's greatest creation. The most miraculous thing in the universe isn't the small pink flower outside our window. It isn't Mount Timpanogas. It isn't even the bright and shining star that you see every night in the sky. While they are all miracles in their own right, the real miracle in this universe is you.

4 comments:

Shelley and Steve said...

:)

Tyler and Brigitte Brown said...

Well, haha I just about cried while reading this Celia. Thanks!

Amber Lynn said...

Celia- Seiously, I almost cried {AGAIN} reading this post! Thank you for your insight. I love you!

Amber Lynn

Shauntelle said...

This is beautiful Celia! Thanks for the wonderful insight and reminder. ;)