A Speck of Dust – Reflections from my Desk

How often do I empty the ordinary of its grandeur –
Toss the light of creation power into the darkness of my ignorance
How often do I mistake the moon and the stars for dust and decay –
Replace the grace of God with happenstance

But grace – makes the entire universe land, again and again,
In specks of dust in my day.
Pours unending light through the cracks of a galaxy at night
Soaks my small understanding with longing
Makes me look, over and over, for the truth

Grace – makes one word take wing
Gives value to the spoken dust of my thoughts
Fills one single soul with an image so large
I cannot fathom its value.

“So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.”
Genesis 1:27
(Pictures and prose, Heidi Viars, 2021)


  1. “The fair glories of Thy grace more God-like and unrivaled shine” (from the hymn “Great God of Wonders” by John Newton). Your insightful poem helps us see more of the fair glories of God’s grace, Heidi, and our hearts respond with worshipful wonder. Thank you!


  2. GOD’s grace is amazing indeed! Love your post Heidi. I have the same little figurine of the girl with the bird! I also have ‘My Utmost for His Highest’! Methinks we are kindred souls who love JESUS!

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