Divine Masterpiece

From 1 Timothy 4:4-5:  “For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, provided it is received with thanksgiving; for it is sanctified by God’s word and by prayer.”

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Looking down from Heaven

Viewing God’s creation

His divine masterpiece

Touching eternity

 

Scaling lofty mountains

Traversing snowcapped peaks

Holy divine witness

Sustaining life’s purpose

 

Feeling wind’s gentle touch

Fording mighty rivers

God’s lasting masterpiece

Sailing to calmest seas

 

Walking fertile valleys

Nurturing blessed life

Steady divine presence

Harvesting earth’s treasures

 

Sharing nature’s seasons

Supporting life’s stages

His living masterpiece

Breathing with God’s Spirit

 

Sowing life from His seed

Preserving life’s harvest

Father’s divine wishes

Blessing each sacred life

 

Waking up each morning

Tasting each mystery

His divine masterpiece

Praising God’s gentle hands

  

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From Genesis 8:22:  “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.”

Monday Memories: Nocturnal Beauty

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A magnificent oak tree stands center in a park

Waiting with quiet majesty in the solitary dark

 

The blackness of night only adds to the scene

Bringing tranquility and peace, free and clean

 

Trees with fruit blossoms, in full view even at night

Sending forth a fragrance, invigorating and right

 

Tiny green leaves are growing out on the tall trees

Waving from a gentle breath of the wind with ease

 

In the distance, glowing lights enhance a background

Providing a reverent atmosphere without any sound

 

A bit of shining moonlight fashions extra to see

Moving and playful shadows amongst the trees

 

Even at night, God’s creation sparkles all new

Painting for each evening, a breathtaking view

 

The eastern light rises to create the dawn

Crooning birds welcome a newborn fawn

 

The stillness begins to wake-up from its rest

Leaving its nocturnal beauty, always the best!

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Awesome Mystery

From Genesis 1:1-2:  “In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters.”

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God nurtures His creation

Sharing its ageless treasures

Rising with life’s morning sun

Earth boldly sings with pleasure

 

Love passed with each spoken word

Flowing through God’s gentle hands

Breathing newness with each day

Earth remembers where He stands

 

Unsurpassed beauty looks up

Praising God’s own perfection

Shining from Heaven’s mirror

Earth glows in His reflection

 

Awesome mystery to touch

Inheriting Master’s aim

Setting sun applauds each day

Earth salutes His Holy name

 

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From 1 Timothy 4:4-5:  “For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, provided it is received with thanksgiving; for it is sanctified by God’s word and by prayer.”

Glory in Creation

From Psalm 19:14:  “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”

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Lofty heavens proclaiming

God’s awesome, mighty glory

Creation’s lasting showcase

His handiwork, our story

 

From day to day, night to night

Our Lord’s knowledge powers forth

His Spirit sustaining life

Praising His glory, henceforth

 

Covering soaring heavens

Faithful sunrise to sunset

Life manifests on this earth

Walking within God’s mindset

 

Nothing hidden from God’s eyes

Realm filled with wisdom and truth

His law always runs perfect

Commandments shout with pure truth

 

Coming forward, fear our Lord

Following Holy decrees

More precious than finest gold

Sweeter than honey, shall please

 

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From Psalm 19:13:  “Keep back your servant also from proud thoughts; do not let them have dominion over me.  Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression.

Monday Memories: Nourishing Love

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A beautiful garden planted in the spring with great love

Flowers and vegetables blessed with peace from above

 

Every detail carefully planned and tenderly done

All this fertile soil needs now is water and sun

 

The first few weeks bring excitement and growth

Green buds and a bit of color are amazing both

 

One week goes by without any tender loving care

The young, immature plants now seem a bit scared

 

I am thirsty for a drink, can’t you see!

Why have you forgotten all about me?

 

Another week passes along without feeling a human hand

The fragile plants begin a slow march back to the land

 

I am thirsty for a drink, can’t you see!

Why have you forgotten all about me?

 

A third week arrives with unhappiness and despair

The once promising garden can’t surely be repaired

 

I am thirsty for a drink, can’t you see!

Why have you forgotten all about me?

 

From high above comes His promise to bring rain

Soon a gentle, nourishing mist reduces the pain

 

Humans need to be fed from above by Him

We must ask Him gently like singing a hymn

 

Without loving care, the garden and people will perish

The Lord adores all of His creation with love to cherish

 

Let us never, ever wonder and say . . .

 

I am thirsty for a drink, can’t you see!

Why have you forgotten all about me?

 

To have little faith isn’t part of our day!

 

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Nourishing Spirit

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Nature lives forever

By her Creator’s hand

Nourishing spirit guides

 

Sunrise greeting each day

Life revolves ‘round her grace

Lighting earthly journey

 

Gentle winds bring comfort

Music from nature’s band

Breathing with its rhythm

 

Grassy plains stretching far

Lofty mountains border

Sharing abounding life

 

Beauty arrives by air

Birds of many colors

Singing nature’s chorus

 

Majestic trees arise

Redwoods reaching heavens

Scaling fate’s boldest heights

 

Creator’s view from clouds

Seeing creatures below

Serving nature’s purpose

 

Rivers ever flowing

Dogged spirit guiding

Reaching each shining sea

 

God’s time always endures

Creation spawns nature

Breathing, living, endless

  

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Beyond Compare

From the words of English novelist and poet, Mary Webb:  “Nature’s music is never over; her silences are pauses, not conclusions.”

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Creation’s wonders, lasting treasures

Beyond compare, by any measure

 

God’s unique Spirit molds, creates

Earth living as His domain, first-rate

 

Forests dazzle with matchless beauty

Witness to our Lord’s sacred duty

 

Animal species roam, some quite rare

Others appear to be everywhere

 

Distinctive flowers color the land

Their music soothes, like any jazz band

 

Unequaled majesty reaching high

Rugged mountains climbing to the sky

 

Creatures with their eccentric pursuits

Actions showing off, fun attributes

 

Man taking note of what God has done

High praises, He stands second to none

 

One and only one master designs

Each day, smiling at His nature shrines

 

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From Genesis 1:29-30:  “God said, ‘See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food.  And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.’  And it was so.”

Harmony in Creation

This poem is inspired with Creation’s visions from Psalm 104 (the poem’s first 12 verses), and with a response from the hymn “My Life Flows On in Endless Song” (the poem’s final six verses).

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Clothed with Holy majesty and honor

Heavens stretching out to infinity

Our Lord’s masterpiece endures forever

Clouds witness this sacred affinity

 

Earth’s foundation, never to be shaken

Lofty mountaintops look upon it all

Safe refuge waiting in fertile valleys

Creation’s spirit fulfilling each call

 

From flowing springs, animals quenching thirst

Every season following moon’s phases

Birds singing praise from highest tree branches

Rising and setting sun painting praises

 

God’s creation flowing as endless songs

Nothing shall ever shake its inner calm

Echoing across earth’s fruitful valleys

Scaling each mountaintop as joyful Psalms

 

Creation’s fountain forever springing

Beauty of the Lord’s harmony singing

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From Colossians 1:16:  “For in Him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers—all things have been created through Him and for Him.”

Here is the melody and lyrics to “My Life Flows On in Endless Song”:

 

 

Serenity’s Rain

Witnessing an early morning rain inspires the visions for this poem.  It is amazing how a view through an open window can bring forth images to write from.

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Replenishing parched, barren land

Serenity’s rain, from God’s hand

 

Quenching desert’s eternal thirst

Nature smiling, joy now disbursed

 

Nourishing life with loving pride

Flora and fauna, at God’s side

 

Touching each leaf, stems from God’s love

Hues of green, colored from above

 

Singing with praise, birds bless this scene

Creation glowing, dazzling sheen

 

Sharing splendor, feeling at peace

Morning rain, grants life a new lease

 

Listening closely, hearing now

God’s serenity, takes a bow

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