from the sea,
from the four winds,
up from the dust,
to everlasting life,
or everlasting contempt,
like the devil sentenced to fire,
each one was judged for what he has done,
by the One who sits on the great white throne.
*Based on Revelation 20-21.
Hummingbird, you are a stunning creature,
Your fast-flitting wings can hardly be seen,
Your long, graceful beak a trademark feature,
Your feathers are an iridescent sheen.
Ocean, you hold back so many secrets,
What man has the power to master you?
A habitat for turtles and egrets,
You have a nurturing and tame side too.
Mankind, you have so much ability,
You carry such capacity for love,
Bodies possess strength and agility,
Your heart, spirit, and mind—a treasure trove.
All began in God's imagination,
You are parts of a blessed creation.
*Draw Near is now accepting poems for Blessed Creation:
A Christian Poetry Collection. Details here: Call for Submissions.