Reading: Psalm 1: 3
Spring is my favorite time of year. Warmer weather, sunnier days, green grass, and colorful flowers arrive in these days. The birds seem to sing a little louder; the days get longer; spring is a great time to celebrate creation.
When I was in the second grade, I won a contest at my elementary school. I wrote a poem for Arbor Day, which is celebrated in April. Among my prize for winning was $10 and a small tree to plant. To this day, I can still recite the poem that I wrote so many years ago. It went like this:
Once there was a tree
It was beautiful to me.
Among the green leaves
The oriole weaves
His sticks so round
And then a squirrel found
A little nut for me
Which someday may be another tree.
God created the world and created humans to take care of it. That is one thing we should remember every day of our lives. This spring, I look forward to the trees, and the birds, and the squirrels, and the nuts. They remind me of the awesomeness of our God and that God is present with us each and every day, especially in the beauty of creation. --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing: Write a poem that shows your thankfulness for God's creation.
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