God and Nature Summer 2020
By Cheryl Grey Bostrom
A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands;
How could I answer the child? I do not know what it is any more than he.
I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful green stuff woven.
Or I guess it is the handkerchief of the Lord, scented gift and
remembrancer designedly dropt,
Bearing the owner’s name someway in the corner, that we may see
and remark, and say Whose?
Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself, 6
“In pastures of tender grass He causeth me to lie down, by quiet waters He doth lead me.”
—Psalm 23:2-3 (YLT)
“. . . we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.”
—Psalm 100:3b (ESV)
"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
—John 16:33 (NIV)
Cheryl Grey Bostrom is a Pacific Northwest naturalist, amateur photographer, and award-winning author who delights in the ways God speaks through His creation. In her weekly posts/photos at https://cherylbostrom.com (Watching Nature, Seeing Life) and in her devotional book The View from Goose Ridge, she captures surprising and beautiful ways He does—and plants readers in their midst.