To spurn all of this—

To credit no one for the systematic order and glory

of the universe—that He

spoke into existence by the breath of a Word,

conceived by the sharp-edge of wit, unmatched,

cared for by the extravagant heart of a benevolent Father,

and held together by the surge and swell of unbending justice and unmerited mercy blended

(Again, to spurn all of this…)

is to descend the slow, steep downward spiral into the sleep of self-sufficient shadow.

To credit God for the magnitude, the universe’s treasures excessively lavished and incomprehensible of beauty and wisdom—both secreted and open—contained within the profound

wellsprings of creation is—

a chastising shake awake to



from the clamorous

stupor of spiritual slumber.

©️Bonnie Saul Wilks

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Wanda Haire-Tigert says:

    Bonnie, thank you so much for sharing beauty. There is so much beauty in life if we open our eyes and heart to His presence. HE is beauty beyond all.

    1. Bonnie says:

      My joy!

  2. Ida says:

    Beautiful. Amazing pics.

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    1. Bonnie says:

      Thank you!

  3. Mimi Ribble says:

    Love it & the pictures are fabulous!

    1. Bonnie says:

      Thank you!

  4. Wayne says:

    You are truly the most beautiful person I have ever known. Thank you for how you reflect the Lord’s beauty in so many ways.

    1. Bonnie says:

      Thank you!

  5. Tommie Weir says:

    Maybe I’ll get over to the gardens soon. Love the picture and your words.

    1. Bonnie says:

      Tommie, it’s so beautiful!

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