The Number of My Days

summer flowers 018So very short my life does span,
Along with every mortal man,
Across tomorrow’s future vast –
Across all history and past.

Just like a blossom’s fragile frame,
Just like a fire’s fickle flame,
Like starlight’s beauty fades with dawn,
So will my days on earth be gone.

Though oh so short my life on earth
And while all worldly treasure’s worth
Will fade as grass in passing fields
My Savior’s blood from death me shields.

My breath I take to sing to God.
My song, when raised, though sounding flawed,
Gives praise to Him Who made the stars –
For my life hides within Christ’s scars.

summer flowers 009So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.
(Psalm 90:12 ESV)
(Poem and Pictures by Heidi Viars, June 2014)


  1. I tried to leave a comment, will repeat: the Private status of my blog is because I’m Not blogging, so you’re not missing anything or being left out! I’m back to work on my novel, so don’t know if I’ll be back to the blog or not–it’s a LOT of work and distraction. Sending up daily prayers for you and your family–the blessings of HIS abundant favor and grace, and extra JOY-strength. love, Caddo (Please delete, if this duplicates…)


  2. Lovely thoughts, Heidi! We plan and fret and forget how very, very fragile we are. Every breath is a gift! There has been heavy rain causing flooding in this area – and many of our farmers’ lovely fields lie drenched and washed out. How very, very tenuous our plans become in the face of a few extra inches of unwanted water. How good it is to remember Who is never-shaken, an Anchor despite any trying circumstances!


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