A simple and evocative Bush Psalm for today!
Loving God, you are the dear companion of my bush walks.
You lead me through a tall stillness of sun-splashed green, rinsed with birdsong.
How you satisfy my need!
The tracks you show me lead me ever deeper into awe and reverence for the wonder of you.
When the way is steep and dangerous with mud and the climb seems beyond my strength and courage, you are with me, enduring with me.
You sustain and enrich me with the discovery of so many wayside treasures.
In the shining of the leaves above me, you give me a patterned canopy of blessing.
Like the deeply contented song of the fern-fringed creek, my soul sings in gratitude for your abundance.
Surely the friend of fantails, the peace of sunlit peat pools, the tenderness of deep moss, and the purity of the bell-bird’s joy are your abiding gifts to me.
I will dwell forever in the life giving green-ness of you.
Amen. So be it. [Beverley L. Osborn]