Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Delighting in Creation
Well, everyone knows that I really enjoy where I work. I have always been awestruck and amazed by the beauty of creation, especially the beauty found through the furry, feathered, and scaly things. I just have to share with you my experience this morning. I arrived at work pretty early, and just kept the doors open since it was still cool (which means under 80). About two minutes into sitting down, turning on my computer and getting settled, a chorus erupted. The white-cheeked gibbons (gibbons are the smallest apes, and they are currently being housed over by the education offices while their exhibit is being renovated) and they have such an amazing series of vocalizations. They started slowly, quietly "singing" and it turned into this loud, intense screaming. Then, our troop of chimpanzees joined in. I suppose they were inspired by their ape cousins! I found myself closing my eyes and just smiling. It was beautiful. It was wonderful. I am thankful to be surroundedon a daily basis by proof that we have a unique and creative God who delights in beauty. My encouragement to you...take a trip to your local zoo!! OR, better yet, come visit the Dallas Zoo and stay with Donald and I. I think selfishly we'd prefer that.