The Wonder of Creation I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm in love with creation - not for its own sake but for what it tells me about you. The mountains may move me, my spirit may rest in the river's bed, and the birds of the air may fill me with wonder but all because their beauty points beyond themselves and leaves me gazing at the Master's hand, awed by his artistry, lulled by his love. Nature is a sweet song, a familiar melody on the tip of your tongue whose origins you can't quite recall until you join in the chorus and with a bittersweet longing remember, feeling the Spirit gather around you. Your soul recognizes the mother who birthed its existence... the source of all love... the source of all beauty... We are all drawn to the wonder of creation because it offers us a glimpse, a taste of what's to come. You feel eternal power in the forest. You find something supernatural looking in the clear, cool stream. So I'm not ashamed to admit I'm in love with creation because it's your work, close to your heart, and you love it like any artist loves their work. But most of all I love it because I find you there, because my heart hears you the loudest among the pines and oaks of the forest, swimming with the minnows of the creeks, dancing with the fireflies in the summer skies, and scurrying with the squirrels up trees and jumping from limb to limb. Justin Farley
My current collections of poetry, all available on Amazon, all written by me, Justin Farley. A Voice in the Wilderness is a chapbook of Christian Poetry, written about the joys, doubts, struggles, and sorrows of the Christian life. Nature’s Bounty is a collection of nature poetry celebrating my love for the outdoors. And Thorns of Love is the first book of three in a series of poems about love, this one being sad, breakup poems.
I write to reach the hearts of the searching, the suffering, the still fighting. I write to soothe my soul and hopefully to soothe yours too. I write to celebrate and attempt to put words to the beauty of life. Here are my published books on Amazon. More to come. A huge, humble thank you to anyone who supports my work.