The Heart Of My Father

Jack in the PulpitThe Heart of my Father I can see as I look
To the ocean and stream and the tiniest brook.

The Heart of my Father is revealed in His care –
For the fish in the sea and birds of the air.

The Heart of my Father affirmed in night-skies,
When all noises depart – when I hear with my eyes.

The Heart of my Father I sense all around,
As I listen to flowers that preach on the ground.

But never more fully His heart can be seen,
But at the cross where Christ died – God’s Heart bleeding for me.

Poetry by Heidi Viars, May 2015
Thank you Nancy Turner for that beautiful picture of the Jack in the Pulpit

About Heidi Viars

β€œIf 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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19 Responses to The Heart Of My Father

  1. Excellent poem, Heidi!

  2. Loved this poem, on this farm my husband and I feel we are only caretakers of what the Lord gives us and we so appreciate the beauty he has created in the animals and nature that surround us. We have the first litter of ferral kittens playing in my garden and they are so cute at 4 weeks of age learning to use their eyes and legs to navigate thier world. It won’t be long before I will have to gather them up from thier mother so I can find forever homes for them. But for now I will just enjoy watching the family play in and out of my flowerbeds. Godbless and keep on writing

  3. pattisj says:

    Beautifully written and illustrated.

  4. Rene Yoshi says:

    Magnificent photos and poetry!! Love the “hear with my eyes”!!

    • Heidi Viars says:

      I just commented to Nancy about that. Thank you, Rene, for your always kind words. Blessings to you, as you serve Him with all your being … and love others in it πŸ™‚

  5. Nancy Ruegg says:

    I, too, love that phrase, “hear with my eyes.” Engaging our senses and our hearts does enhance our response to God and his creation. I recently came across a similar phrase in Nehemiah. He prayed to God, “Let your ear be attentive and YOUR EYES OPEN TO HEAR the prayer your servant is praying” (1:6). I wondered why Nehemiah would ask God to hear his prayer with EYES open. Perhaps Nehemiah was pleading with God to see the needs of his people as well as hear about them, and to engage his heart. Your lovely, worshipful poem helped me make sense of that verse. (At least come to one possible interpretation. My research has turned up nothing.) Thank you, Heidi!

    • Heidi Viars says:

      Maybe God looks upon the deeds of His people and can see if they line up with their words proclaimed in prayer. May God always hear our prayers with His eyes.
      Since we cannot hear God audibly, may we always “see” His voice with our eyes.
      Thanks, dearest Nancy, for your insights and wisdom. I love it when you comment and always look forward to visiting you at your blog!!!! Blessings to you.

  6. Heidi, I am going to “steal” a phrase of yours for a future acrostic, if you don’t mind…”hear with my eyes.”

  7. So beautiful, again, Heidi. You have such a sweet heart for the Lord and it shines through each and every post. Sending love and hugs and blessings xxx.

  8. Amy & Ron Polcyn says:

    Dear Heidi, Wow … love this one! Just sent to my sister in Iowa (and copied to her daughter). I have been connecting spiritually with my sister the last couple of times we’ve seen each other. She works at a garden magazine. Also, sent the eating seeds one too … a few months ago we talked a little about being a stream not a pond. Thank you for letting God use you in giving us tools to tell his story. Love, Amy P.S. I have a ton of bleeding hearts and never have thought of Jesus before πŸ™‚

    • Heidi Viars says:

      Thank you for those words of encouragement. You inspire me with your faith … How good of God to have had our paths cross at my dining room table almost 14 years ago!!!!

  9. It’s beautiful, Heidi. Sea for see..just want you to be seen as the great writer you are.

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