For All the Earth

April 23, 2017
Scripture Reading: Psalm 24
Rev. Lindsay L. Fulmer

The earth seems younger there, up north in Alaska. Still rough edged and raw, snowy mountain ranges rising up from the sea, dipping to glacier cut valleys, pristine and spectacular. Few highways, few people. Wildlife everywhere. Visiting my sister Janis there, we’ve seen moose grazing beside the road, a black bear teaching her cubs to fish, baby eagles with shaggy legs stepping out on the edge of their high nest and jumping, jumping, jumping practicing for take-off. In Homer we woke up to the sound of whales just yards offshore in a deep channel, blowing – whoosh, whoosh, whoosh, as they surfaced and dove. For the beauty of the earth, of the sea and of the sky, indeed.

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