Before church today, we enjoyed a stroll through the amazing displays of tulips in Ottawa. It is estimated that the park in which we walked had approximately 300,000 tulips blooming! According to the Canadian Tulip Festival website, "now in its 58th year, [the Canadian Tulip Festival] preserves the local heritage of Canada's role in freeing the Dutch people during World War II and the gift in perpetuity of the tulip to the City of Ottawa for providing a safe harbour for the Dutch royal family at that time."
"Attention, all! See the marvels of God! He plants flowers and trees all over the earth, Bans war from pole to pole, breaks all the weapons across his knee. Step out of the traffic! Take a long, loving look at me, your High God" (Psalm 46, MSG)