Thursday, October 8, 2015

Awash With Glory

I walked down the hill, asking the Lord,

"What do You wish to show me?"

Worried I'd missed His timing,

Concerned there was somehow now nothing He could reveal 

in this gathering gloom--

Then I rounded the bend, and I saw.

The full majesty of an October sunset shone forth,

Advancing from a distant peak as from Mount Zion itself.

The firmament shot through and suffused with holy fire,

The pavement of the dwelling place of the Most High

 awash with His glory.

To the left, falling into a quasi-display of the Northern Lights;

To the right, eddying into flawless brushstrokes of pink and lilac.

And with the sight came a surety:

God is.
God loves.




And then there's this, because everyone should have the chance to see this picture.

26 comments:

  1. THANK YOU.
    Girl, you're the best. This is just what I needed :)

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    1. *blushes and grins profusely* Thank YOU, Jessica! I'm so glad it encouraged you:)

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  2. Wow, you wrote this?! It's so beautiful! :) I write poems (different to that - I tend to do rhyming words ones) but nothing quite so beautiful. I think I may have to read it three times over. :D
    ~Miss Meg March

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    1. Oh, and also, those last two lines give me shivers. The good kind. "God is. God loves." Amen. :)
      ~Miss Meg

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    2. Aww, thank you so much, Miss Meg! Oh, you do? That's so awesome--I admire people who write rhyming poetry. I can do it sometimes but usually it just comes out rather trite and awful. So the people who can do it and work at it successfully deserve a lot of admiration, in my opinion;) Pish-tush! I'm sure yours are BEAUTIFUL. Daww, thanks:D I'm so glad it gave you shivers! That makes me happy:)

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    3. Thank you, as a matter of fact, I've shown you one of my poems before. :) If you are curious, then it was on your part three of the "Ask Me Anything" you did sometime around May, and it was in the comments. Those are the kind of poems I write. :D
      ~Miss Meg

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    4. I thought so! I remember your poem from your turn in the Society of Literary Ladies, and--oh, yes! That one! I really, really like the last stanza of that poem;D

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  3. Olivia, that was beautiful! Keep writing!

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    1. Thank you so much, Abigail! You're too sweet:)

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  4. Amen!!! If you wrote this, that's beautiful and amazing!

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    1. Thanks a bunch, Naomi! I really appreciate it!

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  5. Did you write this? Either way, it is Amazingly Lovely! Thanks for sharing it!!!

    Oh, and that picture. Soooooooo cute! :)

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    1. Well, sort of...most of it was just God speaking to me through the sunset:) But thank you so much, Rosie!!!

      (I KNOW. LOOK AT DA BABY.)

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    2. Your welcome :) I love sunsets - I know what exactly what you mean, although I am not at all able to put it into words the way you do. Looking at them you can just SEE and FEEL the wonderful presence of God.

      Maybe you could name him. What about Cedar? Of course you don't have to ;)

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  6. Olivia, this is just right. Beautiful. :-D

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  7. Beautiful, Olivia! Simply beautiful!

    ~Miss March

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    1. Thank you so much, Miss March! You guys are all just the sweetest people *hugs*

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  8. Ohhh, this is simply lovely!! Wonderful job, Olivia. You paint a marvelous picture with your words!

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    1. Oh! Thank you so much, Natalie! That means so much to me:)

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  9. This is so beautiful! Thank you for making my day.

    P.S. I love the picture. :-)

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    1. Oh! Thank YOU for making MY day, Ekaterina!

      Heehee, yes, isn't it darling?:)

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  10. Hear that squeaking over the squirrel? Yeah that's me! I love the poem! :D

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