Monday, 9 January 2012

The Quest

The Heavens Declare His Glory
Psalm 19:1-6 (NIV)
For the director of music. A psalm of David.
1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
   the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
   night after night they reveal knowledge.
3 They have no speech, they use no words;
   no sound is heard from them.
4 Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
   their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.
5 It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
   like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
6 It rises at one end of the heavens
   and makes its circuit to the other;
   nothing is deprived of its warmth.

Just in case you missed
the rainbow in His tears,
the gentle whisper of His voice
calming now your fears
and just in case you missed
the flowers every spring,
or blossom on the trees
and many birds that sing.
The thunderous sound of waterfalls,
the gurgle of the brook,
the stillness of a lake,
or pond in leafy nook.
The beauty of a meadow
jam packed with summer flowers,
buzzing of the insects,
filling daylight hours
and then come the night,
moonlight shows the way,
for owls and moths and fox cubs,
who in a clearing play.
There's a universe filled with objects,
some seen with naked eye,
medium, large and small,
spread across the sky.
The vastness of space,
just so you can see,
reflected in the Heavens,
how awesome, Gods glory.

His Quest is that we should spend eternity with Him.
but the choice is ours.
a song to finish
hear it here
   Oh how I love to praise You
   Oh how I love Your Name
   Oh how I love to praise You
   You’re every day the same
The Heavens reflect Your Glory
The Earth cries out in praise
You’ve told Creations story
Oh God the Ancient of Days

I’ll forever praise You
Tell of what You’ve done
How You bought the Vict’ry
Through Jesus Christ Your Son

When at last in Glory
Your lovely face I see
I’ll still tell the story
Of what you’ve done for me 


  1. Jaybee, I especially love the first four lines of your poem:
    "Just in case you missed
    the rainbow in His tears
    the gentle whisper of His voice
    calming now your fears..."

    Resting in these words and images tonight. Thank you!

  2. Beautiful and much needed for me today. Thank you for being part of the blog chain and sharing your words.

  3. Wonderful post and song, Jack. A biiig hug from me. :)

  4. "there's a universe filled with objects
    some visible to the naked eye" This is great. It seems the deeper we look through either a telescoope or microscope we see more detail of God's infinite power and design. Could it be that creation is infinite in both directions?

  5. Excellent verse selection, I love Psalms. Beautiful poem, brought tears to my eyes really! And enjoyed the lovely song, was that you? Great voice! Thank you!

  6. thanks for visiting Cindee
    Thanks Debra only too pleased to be part of the blog chain.
    thanks for the biiig hug Traci B
    I reckon it could well be, we serve an awesome God Mike
    You are very kind Suzette

  7. Interesting mixture of scripture, prose and poetry and song. To quote a 'friend' :)...
    brilliant post
    loved it
    I’m in
    biiig hug

  8. Great post in pointing out all the ways that God is around us. Amazing that some can't see His touch.

  9. Very lovely! We have another poet in the CW mix!

    I loved that your focus was on God's quest; not ours. Really great take on the theme. I appreciated this great start to my day.

  10. You picked one of my favorite Psalms. Great post. Peace and Blessings

  11. Very nice, Jacky. Thank you so much for posting this.

  12. bless you Tracy
    unless He opens their eyes Christine
    thanks for your comments I am honoured Carol
    Peace be with you too Edward
    You are so welcome Deborah

    Biiiiiiig hug

  13. Jacky It's good to have you on the blog chain and what a blessing your post has been. Poems, Psalms and song! I like that focused your theme around God's attributes and what I call "love calls" to us. Blessings with your future writing endeavors!

  14. I'm glad I joined the chain gang there are so many slants on the given subject it's brilliant. thanks for your kind comments... biiiiig hug

  15. 'the rainbow in His tears' now there's a line that could launch a few thoughts. Nice post JB.

  16. Wow, your wrote not only a poem but a song as well, as performed it for us. I'm impressed. I think this would have to be the first song on the chain.

    I love that Psalm too.

  17. thanks Keith. yup in every cloud there's a rainbow waiting to get out. our God is truly great and well worthy of praise
    The book of Psalms is so special Adam
    Psalm 118 contains the verse in the center of the Bible. 118:8
    Biiiiig hug

  18. Most excellent. Thanks for sharing and bringing to mind some fantastic pictures.

  19. you are welcome Nona
    thanks Michael
    biig hug