The bird in the image below is almost, but not quite, camouflaged among the greenery as it moves rapidly to find its food. A streak of fire across its tiny head betrays its presence …

Here is a quote from the Cappadocian Father whom we celebrate today: ‘Hope always draws the soul from the beauty which is seen to what is beyond, always kindles the desire for the hidden through what is constantly perceived’.

As we find beauty in creation, let us always seek to go beyond that to the Creator, and so praise Him in and for His beauty -proceeding from the visible to that which is invisible. May God bless you this day.