I am gazing out the window

From this swiftly moving train.

Now the landscape shows a wonder

Human brushes cannot paint.

With one stroke the Master artist

Turns the desert fairy white

Just a cloud of snow to gently dust

All shrubs and grass and brownish earth.

Now His wand has changed the desert

From it’s drab and scarred debris.

And my mind beholds the hidden promise;
His touch can change both you and me!

–by Chaplain Don, 2001