His Spoken Word

©Beth Byrnes

©Beth Byrnes

Sunlight rolls into my room; glorious sprays

like ocean waves crashing over rocks, foam white,

wakes me, warms my bones, revives this living clay.


Birds seeking seeds, worms, in chorus praise the Light.

They build their nests from twigs, twine and scraps they thieve

All while scooping and diving in graceful flight.


Luminescent, filigree webs spiders weave

to lure, catch and store their prey for sustenance;

their patterns human artists seek to achieve.


Nature’s scents of pine or cedar, such fragrance

as an ocean breeze, gardenia, rose

appeal to senses; heart, mind and souls enhance.


Sweet strawberries, dark chocolate in appose

the taste to tongue cannot compare, it’s premiere

and with romance comes a sigh of sweet repose.


Yet are we thankful for these gifts we hold dear?

God’s provision began with His spoken word

available to see, smell, taste, touch and hear.


Since then His plan to save has transformed, altered

Our hearts; His love and grace have forever stirred.



This poem was inspired by the accompanying photo by Beth Byrnes.

Beth Byrnes … everything and nothing


  1. […] offset the deep indigo sky and I thought sheepishly about my many unreasonable gripes. Then I read my friend Susan’s lovely poem and felt these reflections were coming together at just the right time. As November approaches, I […]


  2. Beautiful poem and vivid reminder of all the beauty God has provided which we take for granted! Thank you! Thank you also for highlighting the missing Scripture from my “Golden Rule” post – I had a feeling I was forgetting something!


    1. Thank you for your comment. And thank you, too, for taking my comment with grace. 🙂

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  3. Wow, what lovely imagery! The Lord captivated and captured you with all the glory of His amazing creation! Don’t ya just love that! Hugs and blessings, Natalie 🙂 ❤


    1. Thank you, Natalie. Whether it’s a quiet morning with my bird friends or a thunderous evening storm, I sit in awe of His creation. Love to you. ❤


      1. That makes two of us, Susan! I’m not a spider fan but even the spider that’s lived out my back door all summer is awesome! ❤


  4. It is wonderful…so is the ohoto..I can see how you were inspired Susan. I just love your poetry ❤ ❤


    1. Thank you, Lorrie. It’s great when an inspiration comes like that; I had to run for my pencil and paper the moment I saw the photo! 🙂

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  5. Our God is an AWESOME God!
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂


  6. Your poem has inspired me to write something about this in an upcoming post. As I sat outside this morning and watched the sun rise, listened to the birds in our trees, observed the crescent moon and a morning star next to it, I thought of how freely God shares beauty with us. For nothing. Why do we need ornament and embellishments when these are there for us, far beyond anything we can create, in beauty and inspiration. Thank you Susan. You honor me by including me here and really the honor is to God, who creates such magnificence and skill, even in so small and humble a creature, whether the spider, or any one of us.


    1. Bless you, Beth. We really do take this for granted. From the galaxies down to the workings of our brain, all this could not have been an accident. I’m awed when I stop to think about the beauty and design.


  7. I love this. Such a great usage of words to tell a story of life and love.


    1. His love is such a blessing, Bill. Thank you.


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