ATD 107The Word

“How amazing are the deeds of the Lord! All who delight in Him should ponder them. Everything He does reveals His glory and majesty. His righteousness never fails.” Psalm 111:2, 3


There is a wonderful peaceful, place in Woodstock, Vermont, called the Shire View River House located on the edge of a very beautiful stretch of the Ottauqechee River surrounded by hills and meadows. One particular morning I was privileged to look out across the shallow river while listening to the gentle sound of the water flowing through the large rocks and stones not far away. There were a few birds darting about on a dead but still standing tree about 10 yards from water’s edge. Though late in spring the morning air was still a little cool. It was a perfect morning as I sat on a small porch reading Psalms. Then, as though somehow orchestrated to enhance the moment, I heard one single bell strike from the old church located not far away.

Ponder is not a word often used anymore, but, indeed, it was the perfect word to describe the ambiance of this particular morning. The scene in every direction I gazed and the gentle sounds that surrounded the area reminded me of the creative greatness of God. We are told to not only ponder the deeds of the Lord, but to also take delight in every one.


Indeed, my eyes and ears appreciate Your great creation and my heart is filled with awe, wonder, and gratefulness. You, Lord, are great and glorious. You, Lord, are righteous and holy. You Lord and King eternal are alone God, and I worship Your name. Amen.