Spring is here and it is such a great time to see God’s creations blooming and coming into new life. But here in Australia, we also see that a severe drought means that we need to not only celebrate this creation, but to also care for it and nurture it!
Glance at the sun. See the moon and the stars.
Gaze at the beauty of earth’s greenings.
What delight God gives to humankind
with all these things.
All nature is at the disposal of humankind.
We are to work with it.
For without we cannot survive.
– Hildegard of Bingen
I have included links to three congregational songs below that focus on connection with the world around us, encouraging a caring approach to our world! Find these songs of nature and spirit on the FULL OF THE SPIRIT album! MP3’s, sheet music, lyric videos and Power Points available here in my music store! You can listen to the whole song for free before you purchase!
God Is Here Dancing Within
“God is our Mother, watch as she’s dancing,
From tree to tree, from feather to fin,
Feel her and breathe her, as close as our skin,
God is here dancing within.”
“A feminine image of God brings such wonderful images of mothering and caring. It also allows us to see that often this ‘mothering’ role can go unnoticed or undervalued, although such a hugely supportive role within life. When I think of God as creation around me, mother-nature, if you will, I can see that I so often take for granted the amazing things that I have been gifted within the world around me. I now realise that I can give back to this mother too.” – Heather Price
Nature To Nurture
“It’s in my nature to nurture all living things,
The flower that’s blooming, the bird on the wing,
Great lover, creator, show me how to give,
To my soul, all people, and the world where I live.”
“I am lucky enough to have a beautiful garden that allows my family to grow vegetables and fruit, plus gorgeous flowers that attract the bees and birds. Some of these trees I have grown from seed or from sapling. This is quite an incredible experience watching such a strong tree come from such a tiny seed. When I consider the beauty of these trees and flowers, I can see they are all different. They are not perfect, but they are all so incredible. Just as we are – beautiful just the way we are grown.” – Heather Price
Seed Of Love
“Listen up then, if you have ears,
Life may have some sadness and fears, But if you let the roots run deep,
A seed of love inside you’ll keep.
You’re the farmer of your life,
And you can weed out all the troubles and strife, Rest the soil, and the fruit you bear,
Will always be enough to share.”
“This is a fun song, that kids young and old will enjoy singing! I wrote it to accompany ‘The Parable of the Sower’. I love the message here that we must be ‘soft’ enough to allow growth and understanding. That if we can be open to others then love can come to us too. Allow the roots to run deep!!” – Heather Price