Something New

When I was walking through the woods this morning, I asked the Lord to show me something new.
Immediately, my gaze fell to this feather. I looked closer and saw how it was covered in dew.

My mind wandered …

When my time on this earth has ended for good
And I’ve flown on the wings the dawn,
When the grass can’t remember where I once stood
When my children and their’s have moved on,

May all that I left on this earth – everything –
Be remembered, but not for my name
May people recall the name of my King
Who is worthy of glory and fame.

May that which I leave in the dirt on the ground
Be covered in Christ’s endless grace
After taking my flight, may all that is found
Point home, to a glorious place.

“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God” 
Colossians 3:1

22 responses to “Something New”

  1. Thank you for this simple, but elegant and profound poem

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    1. You’re welcome, Mike.

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  2. This is so beautiful, Heidi. This especially touched my heart as it brings out the longings of my own heart:
    “May all that I left on this earth – everything –
    Be remembered, but not for my name
    May people recall the name of my King
    Who is worthy of glory and fame.”
    Thank you so much! Love and blessings to you!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Lynn 🙂

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    I love it Heidi !!! Great words, truth and lovely photos

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    1. THANK YOU, Julie … for letting me know you read here! What a blessing to share with you about the things that matter most … namely Jesus! Love you, dear friend! … you are such an encouragement to me!

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  4. So beautiful Heidi … ❤

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    1. Thank you for stopping in, Liana! Blessings to you as well ❤️🤗

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  5. Sublime thought transposed into inspired word. Thank you, Heidi! You brought to mind my grandmother who graduated to heaven nearly fifty years ago. Yet her example lives on in my heart and influences who I am even after all this time. By her words and actions she consistently pointed us all toward our glorious King.
    Now my grandchildren are benefiting from the imprint she left on my life; it’s my turn to point toward our glorious King!

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    1. Oh Nancy, what an incredible testimony. These are short years here … yet we treat them as if they are everything. They will fly by in no time and we must give an account thereafter. I have missed being here, spending time with my blog-friends … and especially being at your place and reading there … I will head out and stop by your blog today… I can’t wait to spend time with you and the wisdom God has given you! Blessings to you, my friend.

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    1. Thank you so much for coming by … I loved reading at your place this morning! Let’s keep encouraging one another! You are a blessing!

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  6. Dear Heidi, I am only passing through the Reader quickly today, getting ready for our small women’s prayer group in the morning, but praising the Lord for such beautiful thoughts of how He works to draw us to Himself, to pen HIs grace through us until that grace brings us to Him forever ~ a gracious breath to carry me through the rest of the day and night. Blessings.

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    1. Fran, your comments are always a beautiful encouragement … thank you. Praying for your study this morning. Blessings.

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  7. Amen!!!! I join in this wonderful prayer of surrender and submission 🙏🏽

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    1. Thanks, Deandra … Blessings to you as you point others to Jesus ❤️

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  8. Nicely written, Heidi. Love the shot of the feather. God’s grip – Alan

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    1. I appreciate your words of encouragement, Alan!

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  9. Amen, Heidi, beautifully said! Blessings!

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    1. Thank you, Ryan… for reading! Praying for you as you continue to point to Him!

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