God’s Beauty– As Seen Through My Child’s Eyes

I watched my son play outside today
and I rediscovered God’s beauty that is all around.
For he picked up every leaf and smiled with delight
at each new treasure he found.

Then he saw a squirrel scamper up a tree
and he watched the clouds float away.
He was thrilled when our large cat came around-
but was upset when she refused to play.

So he chased a yellow butterfly
– well, until he saw two red birds
and he laughed at their conversation
(for they really did sound absurd!)

When did I stop noticing the beauty our God made,
or listening to the sounds of nature,
or enjoying the coolness of the shade?

I am thankful I watched my son play today
for I came to realize
All that I have missed or ignored,
God’s beauty- as seen through my child’s eyes!

Psalm 40:5, “Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done…”
Amid the hassle of your day, stop and admire God’s handiwork (Psalm 19:1)

By Kristy Woodall
Kristy and her husband, Bud Woodall, serve at the Vinita, OK church of Christ where Bud is the pulpit minister. Kristy says her greatest accomplishment is her two boys: Lee age 15 and David age 10.


Filed under Poetry

3 responses to “God’s Beauty– As Seen Through My Child’s Eyes

  1. Beautiful! I know sometimes I get caught up in my to-do list, the kids activities and all the many things vying for my attention throughout the day and forget to just bask in the moment and take it all in. Sometimes I think we adults need a “time-out”.

  2. Beth G

    A wonderful poem! I also needed the reminder. Thanks so much!

  3. Susan Follis

    A very sweet poem. Children are so darlin’ and delight in so much. We sure can learn from them. ☺

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