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Weekly Photo Challenge: Background

Do you reverence creation? Or is it only background? God might think differently – God would kneel down.

Is the sight or the sound of the red winged bird just background?

Is the sight or the sound of the red winged bird just background?



I think God might be a little prejudiced. 
For once He asked me to join Him on a walk
through this world,

and we gazed into every heart on this earth,
and I noticed He lingered a bit longer
before any face that was

and before any eyes that were

And sometimes when we passed
a soul in worship

God too would kneel down.

I have come to learn: God
adores His

– St. Francis of Assisi, Love Poems From God, translated by Daniel Ladinsky





Posted by opreach on May 29, 2013
16 Comments Post a comment
  1. 05/29/2013


    • 05/29/2013

      Thanks! I just went to your page, and enjoy your creative perspective.

      • 06/7/2013

        Thank you, this is a wonderful way of expressing yourself!

      • 06/10/2013


  2. 05/29/2013

    beautiful contrast of color–and it is this creation, when I can stop long enough to truly see it and take it in, that is the blessing and that is such a visual hug from my Heavenly Father–the Creator. Thank you for sharing—julie

    • 05/29/2013

      I’m so glad that it spoke to you! Thank you for coming by and commenting. Pat

  3. 05/29/2013

    The photo compelled me to open this post before I saw you were it’s author. The different layers of colour and focus give it a real 3D effect and a real sence of being there, feeling the warmth and smells of the day. And that poem – who else could walk with God in this way – beautiful!!!

    • 05/29/2013

      Thank you so much, Keith. You are most kind! Have a blest day. Pat

  4. 05/29/2013

    This is awesome Keith. Love the verse too.


    • 05/29/2013

      Hi. I hope Keith sees this. I’m not sure how it works when someone reblogs. Anyway, I’m glad you enjoyed it, Shayna. Please come back to OPreach again! Peace, Pat

      • 06/7/2013

        I put a link to it on my site.

  5. 05/31/2013

    I love St. Francis. May I keep a copy of this poem?

    • 06/1/2013

      Quite honestly, I didn’t get permission to us it here, though I did cite it. I think it’s important to give the source when you use it. 🙂

      • 06/1/2013

        Do you have the source? Is it written on your blog?

    • 06/1/2013

      Yes, the book where it is found is listed on the post.

      • 06/1/2013

        Thank, Mr. Preach.

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