SPIRIT OF NATURE. ©
POETRY AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY CAROLINE STREET
Copyright © 2016 Caroline Street. (Art, Poetry, Photography) All rights reserved.
SPIRIT OF NATURE.©
(With biblical verse.)
By Caroline Street
Hearkening to the divine council,
Nature steadfastly maintains
A connection to the sacred principle.
Through the seasons of scarcity and abundance,
Its discipline results in glorious perfection
In perfectly timed continuance.
(But ask the animals, and they will teach you,
or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;
or speak to the earth, and it will teach you,
or let the fish of the sea inform you.
Which of these does not know
that the hand of the Lord has done this?
In his hand is the life of every creature
and the breath of all mankind. Job 12:7-10 NIV)
Nature's allegiance is to the composer,
And it is ever mindful of the relationship with the reciprocal Creator.
He blesses it with spectacular beauty and harmony;
He constantly nurtures and restores this gift to humanity
In wondrous colour for all to see.
(For the Lord is the great God,
the great King above all gods.
In his hand are the depths of the earth,
and the mountain peaks belong to him.
The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands formed the dry land. Psalm 95:3-6 NIV)
Unlike nature, humankind has severed itself from the vine:
Defiant in disbelief of the proof of Him in nature;
Incredulous of the Creator, Son, and Spirit intertwined.
A black frost has gripped the heart of humanity;
The consequence of disregarding the divine decree
Intended to cultivate the soul,
To give mankind the capability to set themselves free.
(For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities –
his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. Romans 1.:20 NIV)
By observing nature and discovering its virtuous ways,
And resuming our intended role as caretakers of Earth,
Humanity can be upraised; lengthen its days,
And obtain glorious spiritual rebirth.
(The Spirit of God has made me, and the
breath of the Almighty gives me life. Job 33:4) ❤