In His Image is Beauty

Originally published Tuesday, 02 March 2021.

Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth.

Colossians 1:15-16a NLT.

In winter all stands bare and stark
Days fall short and nights bathed in dark
Snowflakes light on branches of trees
In this image beauty I see

Heather before it’s spring does bloom
Chasing away winter’s dark gloom
For warmth and more flowers my plea
In this image beauty I see

Crocus sprout next from cold ground
Spring has come when sunshine abounds
I smile to hear the buzzing bees
In this image beauty I see

Hummingbird calls my yard his home
Not far from nectar source to roam
Chasing rival he buzzes me
In this image beauty I see

Cooper’s hawk soars high in the sky
Spying songbirds with his sharp eye
Though sometimes his lunch they will be
In this image beauty I see 

Gray hair and wrinkles come with age
Life of man and beast turn a page
Death comes to all we must agree
In life’s image beauty I see

For our sins He hung on the cross
Loved ones wept and mourned this great loss
Yet because of Him death does flee
In His image beauty I see

Behold creation and you’ll know
Jesus is God from long ago
At His throne all will bend the knee
In His beauty we are set free

Linda L.

Linda L. Kruschke is the author of My Name Is Beloved, winner of the Unpublished Memoir category of the Oregon Christian Writers Cascade Writing Contest, as well as a self-published author of two poetry books. She is a wife, mother, active member of her church, former Bible Study Fellowship leader, and recovering lawyer. She works as the Director of Legal Publications for the Oregon State Bar. But her real passion is sharing God’s healing grace with others, especially those haunted by sexual trauma and abortion. She struggled with major clinical depression for many years, but through the power of forgiveness has become a fearless follower of Christ, living in the assurance of her salvation and God’s love. She blogs at Another Fearless Year and Broken Believers.