His Light

fall morning 010

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.

fall morning 009

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)

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.
This entry was posted in Christian Poetry. Bookmark the permalink.

26 Responses to His Light

  1. Beautiful poem and pictures, Heidi.

  2. Nancy Ruegg says:

    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!

    • Heidi Viars says:

      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!

  3. deborah ann says:

    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 ~

    • Heidi Viars says:

      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 🙂

  4. 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

    • Heidi Viars says:

      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.

  5. I love the beautiful pictures you captured that match your beautiful words! Thank you, Heidi!

  6. Heidi, I love how the light is streaming through the trees in your lovely pictures. And I love the Light He shines so faithfully for us to find our way to His will.

    Blessings to all 8 of you ~ Wendy ❀

    • Heidi Viars says:

      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!

  7. melodylowes says:

    I so love that path, with its majestic trees and quaint stone fence! I can see very easily how your thoughts were turned to the divine from the mundane. Keep looking for Him wherever you go!

    • Heidi Viars says:

      It’s my favorite place to walk and spent time with Jesus. Yes, He helps us turn our thoughts from the mundane to the divine and holy 🙂 Blessings to you, sister! You are much appreciated!!!

  8. Debbie says:

    So encouraging and hope filled! Thank you for letting Him shine through you for us today!

  9. Ponder says:

    Good word.

  10. Just beautiful Heidi … such a lovely post to start my day xxx

  11. Rene Yoshi says:

    Beautiful images and reflections! I love sunbeams!

  12. Thank you for your lovely Sabbath offering–hoping you and your family are well? I’ve passed this on to my Facebook friends and family to bless them too. Happy Sabbath!

Let me know what you think

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.