Secretary of Thy Praise
Of all the creatures both in the sea and land,
Only to man thou hast made known thy ways,
And put the pen alone into his hand,
And made him secretary of thy praise.
—from “Providence” by George Herbert (1593-1633)
Carol Brinneman is a writer and editor with Wycliffe Bible Translators, based at JAARS in Waxhaw, North Carolina.