Thursday, April 25, 2013

Tiger, Tiger


I love tea!  What fun to tour the Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory in Boulder, Colorado where this picture was taken.  I think tigers are one of the most beautiful of wild animals, so I was especially glad to be able to pet this large, wonderfully tame beauty.
This tiger looks as if he's standing in a doorway ready to walk through, but he's really got his nose up against a window -- a very strong window, I hope.  He lives in the Animal Kingdom at Disney World and, as you can see, he gets a lot of attention.
 
Every time I see or think about a tiger, the grand poem by William Blake always comes to mind:
Tiger, Tiger burning bright
In the forest of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

Did He smile his work to see?
Did He who made the lamb make thee?
We, of course, know that "He who made the lamb" also made the tiger. In fact, He made every animal as we see in Genesis 1:24 when "God said, 'Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind'.... And God saw that it was good."
 
Thank you, O Lord God of all creation, for making such a beautiful world in which we can live and worship You. 
 

2 comments:

Rose Chandler Johnson said...

Yes, thank you God for such a wonderful world. I was looking at the trees this morning just amazed at His handiwork. So glad to meet you here Sandra.

Sandra Barker said...

Thank you, Rose. It's good to meet you too. It's such a joy to share the wonder of God and His creation.