I came across this following wonderful quote from Kuyper's Lectures on Calvinism which is an excellent compliment to Dorothy Sayers' comments about matter and the aliveness of all things as well as Thomas Howard's comments about the bringing together of spirit and matter.
For someone as passionately anti-Gnostic as myself, it doesn't get any better than that!
For this reason God even impressed a religious expression on the whole of unconscious nature, - on plants, on animals and also on children. "The whole earth is full of His glory." "How excellent is Thy Name, God, in all the earth." "The Heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament sheweth His handiwork." "Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings Thou has ordained praise." Frost and hail, snow and vapour, the abyss and the hurricane, - everything does praise God.