Louis Armstrong, nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American trumpeter, composer, singer and occasional actor who was one of the most influential figures in jazz. The song that is associated with him the most is “What A Wonderful World” which is about appreciating the beauty of our surroundings.
Our Heavenly Father is the Creator of both Heaven and earth, and if we would but put our bustling lives on pause for even a brief moment, we would see what a beautiful world He has created for us. Everything that surrounds us, from the lush green meadows to the majestic mountains, to the oceans white with foam, to the rocks and hills, and all creatures great and small – all things testify of His glorious creation.
In the opening verses of the 19th Psalm, the Psalmist proclaims, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard” (Psalms 19:1-3). And the Apostle Paul exhorts us that we are without excuse for not noticing the handiwork of God. In Romans 1:20 we read his words, “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.” Even the sun, moon, stars, galaxy, and galaxies beyond ours are a witness and testimony of the marvelous works of our loving Heavenly Father and how much He cares for us.
Monica Scott has created a magnificent arrangement of the beautiful LDS primary song “My Heavenly Father Loves Me.” The video, published on her YouTube channel on 8 September 2016, has already garnered over 5,000 views. Speaking about the video, Monica states, “Our Heavenly Father has created this beautiful world, and it is in the little things- the simple beauties in this life that are a constant reminder of His love for us.” Her sister Mandy Welch Woodman and adorable niece Lydia helped with the video, and Mandy Woodman Films recorded the video.
LDS Living.com commented, “Pianist Monica Scott plays this stunning arrangement of “My Heavenly Father Loves Me,” set to beautiful images that remind us just how blessed and loved we truly are.” And United Latter-day Saints remarked on Facebook, “Pianist Monica Scott does it again with this beautiful arrangement and video of the beloved primary song “My Heavenly Father Loves Me.” Just Heavenly!” Monica’s awe-inspiring masterpiece is a clarion reminder to us all, “From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord’s name is to be praised. The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens” (Psalms 113:3-4).