What’s your take on the world? I don’t mean the world system. I mean the globe and the people living on it. You know, the place originally meant to be tended and enjoyed by mankind while he fellowships with God.
Here’s Maltbie D. Babcock’s take on it from 1901:
This is my Father’s world, And to my list’ning ears All nature sings, and round me rings The music of the spheres. This is my Father’s world: I rest me in the thought Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas— His hand the wonders wrought.
This is my Father’s world: The birds their carols raise, The morning light, the lily white, Declare their Maker’s praise. This is my Father’s world: He shines in all that’s fair; In the rustling grass I hear Him pass, He speaks to me everywhere.
This is my Father’s world: Oh, let me ne’er forget That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet. This is my Father’s world, The battle is not done: Jesus who died shall be satisfied, And earth and Heav’n be one.
Give a listen. Choose a favorite. Share a favorite.
Praying His will be done on earth in my life today
as it is in heaven.