Shine Forth

Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. Isaiah 60:1

Our world is wrapped
in woeful night, a
depressing shade of death
aching for the morning sun.

Many sleeping souls
in the darkness of
deep longing for the Divine, blind
to the Light that
permeates the
four corners of the universe.

by lack of faith, unaware
that the shroud of
twilight is no match
for the blazing radiance of
God’s presence.

Truth more convincing than
the black and white pages
of a theologian’s
commentary or
the heart rending
ruminations of a wise poet.

The doubter’s shadow is
my substance, the
unbeliever’s myth
is my manifestation.
The warm ambience of
God’s resplendent glory
is consuming the night.

Content to linger in Him,
intently listening to
His silence,
like reading a book with
no words. Yes,
He is altogether lovely.

Arise, open your eyes
for His Light has come.




Filed under Faith, God, Jesus, Life, Love, Poetry

14 responses to “Shine Forth

  1. Sylvia

    Scotti – How the world needs to hear these precioius words and understand the truth. So beautifully written. So many parts I want to quote but especially precious are the verses “the shroud of twilight” etc and “Content to linger etc ….. I want to learn this poem by heart. Blessings to you.

  2. I love the different gifts the Lord gives us to paint these beautiful pictures of who He is.

    “Content to linger in Him,
    intently listening to
    His silence,
    like reading a book with
    no words. Yes,
    He is altogether lovely.”

    Love this, thank you.

  3. vincentlyonsden

    These are beautiful thoughts. Glory to God for all His wonderful gifts and especially for our Lord Jesus Christ.


  4. Lovely, absolutely lovely!

  5. people4people

    Well said Scotti! May his Glory shine upon us all.

  6. Beautiful my friend! Simply beautiful! To God be the Glory!

  7. Good morning. The entire posting is awesome, however, the second paragraph really hit me. So many souls are in darkness; “blind to the light that permeates the four corners of the universe.” It portrays the tragedy toats playing out all around us; even at this moment.

    The entire poem is a real blessing to think on. Blessings always in Jesus name.


    • Thanks much, timbob! God is light and in Him is no darkness at all!! His true light is already shining! “For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 4:6

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