These rare pictures!

(J.R. Miller)

"Lift up your eyes on high, and see who has created these things!" Isaiah 40:26

They miss many a tender joy—who do not have a heart in sympathy with nature.

They lose many a whisper of love which drops from God's lips—who do not have ears open to hear the voices of nature.

They fail to see many lovely visions of beauty—who have not learned to use their eyes in admiring the exquisite things that God has scattered everywhere in such glorious variety.

Yet most of us walk amid these inspirations, these rare pictures, these sweet voices—and neither feel nor see nor hear them! God meant us to get comfort and joy from the lovely things with which He has filled our earth.

"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.
 Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.
 There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.
 Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world!" Psalm 19:1-4