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
Hello, everyone! I have recently published my first chapbook of Christian poems titled “A Voice in the Wilderness – A Chapbook of Poems about God”. This has been developed and polished over the past six months or so. I am happy with the final product and hope you find encouragement in the poems but also a validation that the spiritual life is not all sunshine and rainbows. We all struggle. We all have periods of questions and/or doubt. But it is the yearning that keeps us coming back for more and allows us to experience joy.
You can purchase either on Amazon or on my own bookstore (it is cheaper and has free shipping on my store) and is available on the Kindle and in paperback.
Amazon: Kindle Paperback
Inkspiration Books (my bookstore): Paperback
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