Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A Sermon of Trees

A man is of "few days and full of trouble," and our lives are "even as a vapor that appeareth for a little time and then vanish away." Few people find the time to use that "few days" to enjoy the wonders of this old world that God has put here to inspire us, and to live out their little span just for the dollars and cents to be made. I love a good sermon, a song, and, sweet humble worship, but sometimes I find them in the strangest places. A quiet forest turns out to be a great sermon; a soft wind through the spruce and pine is sometimes a song too wonderful to snare it in earthly lines and spaces, and even the ocean's "winds and waves" seem to "obey Him" and the great magnificent forests most certainly declare the glory of God. 
-- Elder Roy W. Cothern, July 1949, from "A Sermon of Trees"

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