It was possibly the most gloriously beautiful November day we’ve had yet—and if the playful antics I observed this morning are any evidence, apparently the otters knew it, too.
There was a whole family of them, three frolicsome pups and their only slightly more sedate parents, all playing lively games of dive and chase together in the liquid reflections. The surface of the lake roiled wildly with underwater fun, occasionally erupting into sparkles of splashes, and the curves and shimmers of sleek brown bodies.
As I watched their joy-infused antics with pleasure, it occurred to me that there is more than one way to compose a psalm of praise. To some is given the gift to string words together and put them to music…
“All creatures of our God and King
Lift up your voice and with us sing…
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!” (Francis of Assisi)
But to others it is given to write their praises to Creator God by the way they live their lives.
For my sleek little neighbors, it is dancing through the water to make poetic ripples on a blue hole of a lake on a sunny day. What is it for you?
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)
P.S. Go here to hear a worshipful acapella version of the above quoted hymn and infuse your day with a beautiful note of praise!