From Scott's Desk
In the Rustling Grass
Here’s some excerpts from the book “God of Wonders” by David A. Steen:
“The blessings of grass are truly amazing. Try this: Lie down on a lawn and feel the softness. Roll over on your belly and take a close robin’s-eye view of it. Pull up a single grass plant and study it carefully. Doesn’t look like much, does it? Just a few blades coming out of an unimpressive stem with some roots hanging out the bottom. Next, take a wider view. A well-kept and manicured lawn is a thing of beauty and great value as it provides framing and contrast to a formal garden or as a setting for a home. Individually unimpressive plants, when viewed collectively, are impressive indeed.
“Think of the various uses of grass. Not only does it convert a dirt yard to emerald green, but it feeds the world’s billions with rice, wheat, corn, oats, barley, rye, triticum, sugar cane, and sorghum. Consider how many other animals depend on grasses for their food source.
“Furthermore, grasses stabilize dunes, marshes, and other ecologically sensitive areas. People use them to make paper, thatch, fuel, insulation, and sports turf of all types. I think you get the picture. Grasses are a special gift of God. The phrase ‘in the rustling grass, I hear Him pass, He speaks to me everywhere’ takes on new meaning and significance when I stop to meditate on the gift of grass. Each blade of grass is to me a love letter from my Creator.”