U is for Universe

My Heavenly Father Loves Me, Lyrics

Words and music: Clara W. McMaster, 1904–1997. © 1961 IRI. Arr. © 1989 IRI

  1. Whenever I hear the song of a bird
  2. Or look at the blue, blue sky,
  3. Whenever I feel the rain on my face
  4. Or the wind as it rushes by,
  5. Whenever I touch a velvet rose
  6. Or walk by our lilac tree,
  7. I’m glad that I live in this beautiful world
  8. Heav’nly Father created for me.
  9. He gave me my eyes that I might see
  10. The color of butterfly wings.
  11. He gave me my ears that I might hear
  12. The magical sound of things.
  13. He gave me my life, my mind, my heart:
  14. I thank him rev’rently
  15. For all his creations, of which I’m a part.
  16. Yes, I know Heav’nly Father loves me.

The great Book of Mormon prophet, Alma testified to the anti-Christ, Korihor that, “all things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth, and all things that are upon the face of it, yea, and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator.” [Alma 30:44]

This harks back to my Theme Reveal post, that even if you don’t believe in the Creation story of the Bible, that is not the point. God’s timeline is not like ours. A “day” to us, as in “God created the earth in 6 days,” could represent thousands of years in God’s time. What is important is that there is order and beauty in the Universe that couldn’t possibly have happened by chance.

I’m grateful to know that there is a God who loves His children, who created this beautiful world for us to live in and who is interested in helping us return to Him.

God showed Moses the heavens and all His creations and said, “For behold, this is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.” (Moses 1:39)

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About Gail

Genealogist, librarian, traveler, runner, grandma, Mormon, Missionary
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3 Responses to U is for Universe

  1. Hari Om
    The Vedic scholars worked out a ‘day of Brahman/God’ to be 4.32 billion years. Other workings in relation to the cycle of life ties in, according to archaeological thinking. The Day of Brahman may not be provable through material evidence, but the fact many other calculations are now being proved lends validity to it.

    To those of us here and now, all that matters is that we are witness to something which is beyond special, and we would be foolish to ignore it – so Amen to the Glory which is all His! YAM xx

  2. Richard says:

    Reflecting on what Heavenly Father has done for us makes me happy!

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