September 7, 1980
Darkness before dawn, the world quiet and still
All nature awaits the sign of His will.
The morning approaches with the touch of His Hand
As the cap of the night is raised from the land.
With delicate brush strokes He addresses the sky
Bringing great feasts of glory to awaken our eyes.
First, billowing clouds – soft grey-blue and white
Then a procession of hues which arouses the light.
His palette sighs heavenward with warm tints and shades,
A bouquet of colors which reflect what He’s made.
Our thanksgiving to God for his painting above,
Now intertwined with our lives is a sky full of love.
— Franciene McDonald