Paths of Life

Some narrow paths through deep woods wind
Trees tower on each side
Like mighty giants, strong and tall,
Of many different kind.
I do remember, oh so well –
as kids, we roamed such woods –
Knew everything about those paths,
Their feel, their sound, their smell.
Those paths were calling us to find
What hid around the bend.
They promised us to keep us safe.
Whispered, “Come, rest your mind”
So many times I walked alone,
On those familiar paths.
Though times the paths felt dark and cold
They always led me home.
Now other paths are for my choice,
With trees lined on each side.
They, in the end, will lead home too
When I obey Christ’s voice.

About Heidi Viars

“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth ...” ― C.S. Lewis ..... In my pursuit of self, I found utter darkness. In my pursuit of truth, I found Jesus, who dispelled the darkness by His forgiveness. Now I follow Him and try to understand Him better. I am a wife, mother of 6, blogger and love taking photographs of sunrises.
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12 Responses to Paths of Life

  1. Heidi Viars says:

    thanks, Patty, for stopping in… He does beckon and calls to us in so many different ways… so glad we get to share here … blessings to you, sister!

  2. Your poem, as beckoning as a wooded path, brought back memories…thank you!

  3. theywhoseek says:

    I love this Heidi, I can just see you walking those paths and following His instructions. Keep on listening~ ~ Blessings ~

  4. Nature draws us intimately close to God and for this we have so much to be thankful. It never fails to buoy me or instruct me of His wisdom and mystery. I love your photos as well.

  5. “Come, rest your mind.” Heidi, the woods always call me to rest in Him. Lovely words of His woods!

    Blessings ~ Wendy

  6. Debbie says:

    Beautiful, Heidi . ..thank you for reminding us of His leading in this life, that it’s His voice we are following. God bless you on your walk with Him today!

  7. pattisj says:

    What a gift you have, thanks for sharing it.

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