Wonders Without Number

God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.   Ecclesiastes 3:11

God deposits light
in every human spirit,
sparks of truth and faith
in the image of Himself,
the gospel of creation.

Evident to all
God has made himself known.
On constant display,
His great works are clearly seen
in the wonder of the skies.
 
Stubborn hearts suppress
undeniable facts of
God’s divine nature.
In all vanity of mind
darkened souls restrain the truth.

Held captive within
the  freedom to keep sinning,
entertaining the
evil imaginations
that starve, then choke honesty.
 
We can fan the flame
or snuff it out with more doubt,
kindle the fire
or deny it oxygen.
Let your soul be warmed today.

Poetry Type: Tanka

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Graphic Source:  Heartlight

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12 Comments

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12 responses to “Wonders Without Number

  1. people4people

    Thank you for this one

    “We can fan the flame
    or snuff it out with more doubt,
    kindle the fire
    or deny it oxygen.”

    Those lines hit home for me, thank you. May God bless you Scotti.

  2. Wonderful poetry!

    It’s true that many stubborn hearts suppress undeniable facts of God’s divine nature. All our souls need to be warmed.

    Thanks!

    Martin.

    • Hi Martin,
      Thanks for the visit! I was thinking about Romans 1:18-19 when I wrote that line of the poem. “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them” (NKJV) Wow! That really makes me turn and reflect on my own sin. Praying now for all the stubborn hearts out there including my own!
      Blessings!
      Scotti

  3. Sylvia

    “God deposits light in EVERY human spirit. Sparks of truth and faith in the image of Himself. The gospel of creation” Reasurring words Scotti. That so encourages me for my non-believing family and friends.

  4. Rachel

    Beautiful. Being made in His image I do believe we all have a light in us – holding that belief changes how you see others. And you start to look for that light and that beauty in them, no matter how deeply it is buried.

    Rachel

    • That’s a wonderful observation, Rachel. I was just thinking about 2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.” It is so vital that we do look for that light in everyone and seek just a fraction of God’s patience.
      May the Lord bless you and keep you always,
      Scotti

  5. Hi Scotti,

    Very nice poem. I hope to always be numbered among the “flame fanners.”

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