God's Design: World Wonders

God’s Design:  World Wonders

The world is a beauty
Such a gift from the Almighty
Rainwater flow
On my head

Bathe me with ice caps of
Rubies and sapphires
In the frozen winter
Of waiting

Angels arising
Rainbows dancing
God swings me on clouds
And a merry-go-round
Of  satellites.  RoseVoc2

Our world is made up of ice caps, mountain flora and moorland, tundra, coniferous forest, deciduous forest or mixed woodland, temperate grassland or woodland, prairie, desert, savannah or hot grassland and more wonders.

Upon reading the Reader’s Digest Atlas I was struck with awe on God’s pieces of designs and creations for us. The edition was planned under the direction of Frank Debenham, Emeritus Professor of Geography, Cambridge University.

I couldn’t imagine the process how these vines cover rocks, how snow melts  and turns to water. The abundant vegetation of some fields that grow luscious fruits of assorted colors, tastes, and shapes satiate man’s appetite.

Know these four facts:

1.  “Roof of the World” Punjab and Kashmir   The north-west of Indian peninsula a region of contrasts ranges from the arid deserts of the lower Indus plain to the perpetual snows of the high Himalayas in Kashmir, part of the district known as the “Roof of the World.”

2.  The Ganges Valley is one of the most thickly populated regions in the world.  The population is entirely dependent on the rivers that flow down from the north-west across the plain, and through their many deltas into the Bay of Bengal.  These rivers bring with them the rich alluvial deposits and provide waters for irrigation.  The largest river in the plain is revered throughout India as Mother Ganges.

3. Gulf of St. Lawrence.  The Gulf of St. Lawrence River has long been of great importance as a means of access to Canada’s interior.  In April 1959 – a 27-foot channel from Montreal to Lake Erie was opened, thus extending the old waterway (now the St. Lawrence Seaway to a length of  2,342 miles and enabling ocean-going vessels to navigate from the Atlantic to Duluth at the western end of Lake Superior.

4.Pacific Ocean - in the area of  63, 986,000 sq. miles, is the largest of the oceans.  It is more than the size of the Atlantic, the next largest ocean, and occupies nearly half the earth’s surface.  In the North it is almost landlocked, its only outlet to the Arctic Ocean being through the Bering Strait.

“How wonderful are your works O Lord!”

 Rose Flores Martinez


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