I took this close-up picture of lush grass during a wander through the woods in Scotland. It reminds me of a song about the resurrection of Jesus by Sandi Patti that has the phrase, "Did the grass sing? Did the earth rejoice to feel you again?"
If you think about it, the earth is in a sort of limbo as it spins in its orbit during this space of time between its perfect creation and when it will again be perfected after Christ returns. Scripture tells how creation eagerly awaits the day of its deliverance and even now, "the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs..." Romans 8:22.
Not only does the earth groan, but it also teaches. Job 12:7-9 says, "But now ask the beasts, and they will teach you; and the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you....Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this..."
While we know that nature does not have the same sort of choices and abilities that we humans are endowed with, animals do have feelings and instincts, and even plants apparently have some degree of feeling since scripture tells us that they both "groan" and "teach." So, when the singer asks if the grass perhaps sang with joy when the Lord was resurrected, would that be so strange?
I love the song by Nicole Nordeman, called, "My Offering." It begins with a verse about grass and its desire to glorify God, just as she desires to glorify God.
Growing tall and covering the hills above me.
And maybe I would pray for sunshine and a little rain
To fall now and then to make me lovely.
Or barefoot feet could play.
And I would grow and grow and hope You'd bend down low
To hear me sing my offering.
Open up the Heavens, open up the skies
'Cause all of Your creation wants to testify.
And I have a song so let the earth sing along
'Cause I just want to praise You.