Do You Know Why Switzerland is Beautiful? The Swiss Do.

by Henry Kaestner

I have the great honor and blessing of being able to attend the Christian Economic Forum this week in St. Moritz.  It's a time to gather with friends and colleagues from around the world to endeavor to understand how we as followers of Jesus might participate, and even innovate, in the world's financial markets.    I'll likely blog on that a bit later this week.  In the meantime, I want to share something that I thought is particularly striking:  The Swiss National Anthem:

When the morning skies grow red
And o'er their radiance shed, 
Thou, O Lord, appeareth in their light. 
When the Alps glow bright with splendour, 
Pray to God, to Him surrender, 
For you feel and understand, 
For you feel and understand, 
That he dwelleth in this land. 
That he dwelleth in this land.

In the sunset Thou art nigh
And beyond the starry sky, 
Thou, O loving Father, ever near. 
When to Heaven we are departing, 
Joy and bliss Thou'lt be imparting, 
For we feel and understand
For we feel and understand
That Thou dwellest in this land. 
That Thou dwellest in this land.

When dark clouds enshroud the hills
And gray mist the valley fills, 
Yet Thou art not hidden from Thy sons. 
Pierce the gloom in which we cower With
Thy sunshine's cleansing power
Then we'll feel and understand
Then we'll feel and understand
That God dwelleth in this land. 
That God dwelleth in this land.

As you spend time this summer on vacation with your family, especially if your in the mountains, my hope is that you will do as the Swiss do.  That you will look to the skies and the peaks and worship....not the creation, but the Creator.

  Luke  and I at CEF

Luke and I at CEF