Monday, May 26, 2014

For World Environment Day

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Last Sunday at church the theme was Creation and we divided into groups to make a collage, write a song, talk about responsibility, etc. Our group were asked to write an Australian psalm and we used part of Psalm 104  adapted from ‘The Message’ as a starter. Peceli wrote the first four lines in a trial run when I was preparing for this.. (The picture is by a Queensland artist whose exhibition will open next Friday at the Boom Gallery, Chillwell in Geelong. She creates beautiful paintings/prints based on nature.)

You cover the You Yangs with rocks and trees
You start a spring in the Otways to bring water down the Barwon
The kangaroos and emus race across the green land
As galahs and cockatoos build their nests in the gum trees.
All the kangaroos and bilbies now drink their fill,
    wild brumbies quench their thirst.
Along the riverbanks the birds build nests,
    magpies make their voices heard.

Oh yes, God brings grain from the land,
    wine to make people happy,
Their faces glowing with health,
    a people well-fed and hearty.
God’s trees are well-watered—
    the eucalypts he planted.
Birds build their nests in those trees;
    look—the kookaburra at home in the treetop.
Lizards climb about the cliffs;
    wombats burrow among the rocks.
The moon keeps track of the seasons,
    the sun is in charge of each day.
When it’s dark and night takes over,
    all the owls and bats come out.
 What a wildly wonderful world, God!
    You made it all, with Wisdom at your side,
    made earth overflow with your wonderful creations.
Oh, look—the deep, wide sea,
    brimming with fish past counting,
    whales and sharks and dolphins.

Send out your Spirit and all creation springs to life—
    the whole countryside in bloom and blossom.

The glory of God—let it last forever!
    Let God enjoy his creation!



Tiel Seivl Keevers is a painter and illustrator from Brisbane. Her work evolves from her natural surroundings.  In this exhibition Tiel focuses on the changes that occur throughout the season of Winter, exploring ideas and imagery around the concepts of dormancy, death and new beginnings.
Exhibition Opening Friday May 30 / 5:30 – 8pm


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