I was looking for a Bible verse to put on the main page of the Sound View website and I chose this one...
But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind. Job 12:7-10
One of the things that came out in the sessions this week with the planner, the board and the folks who attended was this - the site is beautiful and alive with unspoiled nature which must be preserved. People like that. I do too.
When at Sound View, more often than not, when you stop and your footsteps are but a part of the moment just passed, you hear the profound whisperings of nature. There plays the wind through the trees, and the birdsong, and the squirrel leaps and chatter, the gardens that grow and yield, and the waves on the sand, and an amazing amount of other "noise" that the heart yearns to appreciate - if not identify.
There is no doubt that the hand of God guides the natural world where humans can often be unwelcome visitors. At Sound View, we hope that those who visit this remarkable facility can learn not only to be stewards of the creation which we have been entrusted, but to take that stewardship to heart and home.