I don’t know who to thank for the tip to see Planet Earth. Thank you, unknown friend!
Here’s the deal: whenever a blog or essay mentions a book that I want to read, I go to and add the book to my Reminder list. And when someone mentions a DVD, I go to Netflix and add it to my queue. We watched the first episode of the first disc last night and were…enthralled. Our 4 year old grandson was with us taking in the elephants, penguins, caribou, and impalas.
After ten minutes of viewing I knew that this was a set that any decent person who goes by the name Papa or Nana needs to own. Oh. My.
The emergence of a polar bear from hibernation, a bird-of-paradise courtship dance, a great white shark suspended above the ocean, aerial views of mass migrations — wildlife photography like you’ve never seen before.
This is what I want you to do. Go to Planet Earth where there is a 14 minute sampler. Bet you can’t just watch 3 minutes of it! If you are impressed, look over to the right. Used copies of the entire set are starting at $15.00. I ordered one this morning.
I’m certain the makers of this media didn’t intend it to be a devotional tool, but I can’t wait a sequence without awe, without thinking, “This is my Father’s world.”