The water was as smooth as silk. Its glass like appearance mirrored the beauty of God’s creation that surrounded it. The sun was warm and not a single cloud in the sky. The air was filled with the aroma of damp earth after the rain. I breathed in the fresh clean air, deep into my lungs. The heavens were filled with the sound of a flock of birds; all the indications of a beautiful day filled my senses.
It came from under the bridge. It was flying very low. Every now and then it skimmed the surface so lightly the tiniest ripple formed and died. Words of a well know song came to mind followed by the words of a verse.
Now that’s strange. There’s the wing of a snow white dove, and there’s the wings of an eagle, but on the wings of a … duck?
As I watched this unattractive but graceful, swift moving creature, I began to wonder just how awesome God really is. The power in those wings gave it the speed of an eagle, yet the gracefulness reminded me of a dove.
The charm of that duck brought me into a new understanding of beauty. God the designer and creator of the whole world, made all things … well.
© Chrissy Siggee
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From my book: Glimpses of His Glory