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22nd July 2022

Over the last twenty years or so Pauline and I have enjoyed many cruises, taking us all over the world. Our first cruise was to Alaska, where we were able to enjoy a flight in a small aeroplane over the wonderful glaciers and mountain scenery. As we flew over this marvellous terrain, the theme music of our flight was Louis Armstrong singing “What a wonderful world”:

I see trees so green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you.
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

 I see skies so blue and clouds so white.
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
.

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by.

I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do.
They’re really saying I love you.
I hear babies crying, I watch them grow.
They’ll learn much more than I’ll ever know.

And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

I was reminded of this happy memory recently when the song was used as the theme tune of a serial on the radio. It also reminded me of some of the Psalms – such as Psalm 24:

The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof;

The world and they that dwell therein.

There are lots of worrying things demanding our attention – and our prayers – at present; war in Ukraine, soaring food and fuel prices at home, refugees. But it surely does no harm occasionally to just put those to one side for a short time and thank God for all the good things in his created earth.

David T Roberts