His Light

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His Light appears for steadfast eyes
As beams pierce through the darkest night.
His Hope breaks forth to troubled hearts
While veils of darkness tear apart.
His Peace, a promised gift from Him
Who overcame the dark within.

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Yesterday, I walked to find some peace and rest. The pictures above are from that walk. God allowed me to see tiny glimpses of His amazing love for us during this time of quiet and solitude. While life is certainly full of challenges, especially with six kids,  Christ promised never to leave me nor forsake me. The Holy Spirit is a practical and real help in my day to day. I must only ask.
His wisdom, hope, light, and peace are available to all who have placed their trust in Christ and His sacrifice on our behalf.
In Jesus, we can live this life with glimpses of Heaven and a hope that one day all will be made right.

 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying,
“I am the light of the world.
Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness,
but will have the light of life.”
John 8:12 (ESV)
(Pictures and poetry by Heidi Viars, 2014)


  1. Your poem deeply touched my heart, Heidi. As you know, my mother recently graduated to heaven. During the week she was cared for by Hospice and leading up to her celebration service this past Saturday, I frequently witnessed God’s Light piercing through the darkness of uncertainty, difficulties (care for my dad), and grief. But always, underneath as a sure foundation, was His hope and peace. Praise God for his gracious provision!


    • I do praise Him with you for those provisions. I remember a quote (and am not sure who said it) that goes something like this, “Remember in the dark what Jesus showed you in the light!” This has been a powerful reminder, that no matter how dark it gets, our Savior’s Light is sufficient for every situation and problem. Thank you for always pointing us up-ward toward Christ, dearest Nancy!


  2. OK, where do you live? I am coming up, down, or around so that I can experience these glimpses of God with you Heidi . . . that is if you don’t mind 🙂

    I am so thankful that God is not limited to just where you are and that I too find these glimpses of love, hope, and power in my queitimes with Him no matter where I am. ~ Blessings in Jesus to you and yours ~


    • I live in Wisconsin near a Christian conference center. I have made it a habit to drive there (only 10 minutes away) after I drop the kids off at school. That time has become so valuable for me. It seems that God has taken that hour in the morning to help me see priorities and in that make my day more productive than before.
      I would love to go with you on a walk to catch a few glimpses, dear friend, and talk about our beautiful God. That would be so amazing 🙂


  3. Dear Heidi, I just came thru an experience where God’s light broke thru my spiritual eyes and I saw things clearly. Raised a Protestant, I joined the Catholic Church in 2003. I was happy there for most of this time but recently began to see things differently. It was as if God was opening my eyes about certain issues and I suddenly saw the truth in scripture. To make a long story short I have left the Catholic Church and am returning to my roots. I feel very happy about this and feel like I’ve stepped back into spiritual freedom! Thank you for your lovely poem, it was encouraging. Jacquie Whyte


    • Thanks for your comment, Jacquie. God indeed gives us wisdom and helps us see breakthroughs in our lives. The Holy Spirit is a real help to us. We must surrender all to Him.
      Blessings to you as you follow Him. Thanks again for stopping by.


    • Coupled with the early morning mist, the sunlight has been a marvelous display of the our Creator’s beauty! I was blessed to be at the right place at the right time. Blessing to you, dear Wendy!


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