Tis Open Before Your Eyes

"I have heard it said that there are men who read in books to convince themselves there is a God. ... If any such there be, and he will follow me from sun to sun, through the windings of the forest, he shall see enough to teach him that he is a fool, and that the greatest of his folly lies in striving to rise to the level of One he can never equal, be it in goodness, or be it in power."

- "Hawkeye" in Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

What could be more applicable. Many Dong speak and read Chinese where such books could be found, but only a limited number fully understand the books' meaning. Almost all of the Dong, though, are in daily interaction with nature: fields, livestock, mountain trails, natural springs, and a life dependent on the land around them.

Father, speak to the Dong through your nature. Show those who have never heard the goodness and power of the One who created them. Draw them in to the truth of the heavens, which speak with a voice that cannot be silenced by any here on earth.

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