His Glory

When I stepped outside to take care of my flowers, I found a beautiful surprise. The setting sun was in a haze and its color stunning.
For a moment I forgot I was an adult and sat in the grass next to my phlox cushions. I stuck my camera into the blossom pillow and took some pictures.  

Creation speaks, ascribes to You,
Each day and night, Your works of art.
Make me like phlox in bluish hue
With gentle voice proclaim Your heart.

Let all my soul with silent sound
Like lilies of the valley ring,
Their bells resounding from the ground
Like them with adoration sing.

Let me with morning glory say,
When she draws in my wand’ring eyes,
Like her in sunrise give You praise
For making man, the earth and skies.

Let me bow down with Columbine
When she hangs low her humble head.
Like bleeding hearts stretched in a line,
My love display from earthen bed.

Revive my worship and my praise,
While there’s still time and flowers bloom.
Lift up my voice – with nature raise
For seasons will change all too soon.

And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin,  yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
Matthew 6:28-30 (ESV)

“Lord, help me to praise you. I know you made me. I get easily sidetracked and focus so much on myself. Help me to focus on your glory and amazing love for us!”

(pictures and poetry, Heidi Viars, 2019)

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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21 Responses to His Glory

  1. This is beautiful, dear Heidi. Your pictures and poem are stunning in their praise of God.
    Blessings ~ Wendy Mac

  2. Heidi, your photos are beautiful and your poem so resonant with praise and worship for our Father. Thanks for the reminder that one great antidote to worry is to praise the Creator of all. 🙂 Loved this!

    • Heidi Viars says:

      Thanks, Jeanne… this was a “sermon” I had to preach to my own heart. Thanks for being there and lifting up the Body of Christ… through your blog and devotion to the Lord 🙂

  3. Bill Sweeney says:

    Beautiful words and photography, Heidi. It always amazes me how deep winter gives way to the beauty of spring.

    • Heidi Viars says:

      It’s amazing, indeed! It’s a great picture of new life! I am grateful that God instituted four seasons 🙂 We serve a beautiful God, don’t we! Blessings to you and your beautiful Mary

  4. Nancy Ruegg says:

    You most certainly captured His Glory in your creative photography and praise-generating poetry, Heidi. Once again you’ve artfully turned our hearts toward worship. Well done and thank you!

  5. As always, your poetry prompts my heart to sing to His Glory. I so very much appreciate you, Heidi! ❤️

    • Heidi Viars says:

      Blessings to you, dearest Kathie, as you prompt so many around you to recognize His glory. I thought of you when I titled my post 🙂 Sending hugs and much love your way

  6. Debbie says:

    The poem is exquisite and also the reminder to praise Him for all,His wonderous works, continually! Thank you thank,you! Love and prayers!

    • Heidi Viars says:

      Debbie, thank you for stopping in! Let’s continue in our efforts to point to the Lord … through all of what is going on around us. Thank you for inspiring many at your place, dear one. Keep going!

  7. Rene Yoshi says:

    What a beautiful perspective and interpretation of nature’s praise and glorification of God!
    Btw, the phenomenon that caused the haze and the sun to look so red/orange was smoke from wildfires in Canada. God’s way of adding in an alarm system in His creation design?

    • Heidi Viars says:

      You could be right about the alarm system. I didn’t know about the fires, but when I looked it up, we were definitely in the path of the smoke cloud. Thanks, Rene, for your kind words and encouragement. Be safe as you put out all kinds of fires 🙂

  8. Sonrisa says:

    Heidi, how beautiful! Your pictures and poem such a blessing.

  9. Oh Heidi, how the Lord uses you to bless hearts ~ as mine has been here. Blessings for you in HIs hands and care, blooming so beautifully where He has planted and tended you.:)

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