Poetic Inspirations and Practical Applications for Blissful Living

Wintry Winds, Wondrous Word



Wintry Winds, Wondrous Word

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The wintry winds arrive

With forces swift and cold

The winds speak of cycles

Of patterns dating to old


 Spring, summer, soft and sweet

Have now come and passed

The season of endings has

Arrived here at last


Burying the earth in white

Nipping life with the freeze

What can we hear in her voice

The sound of the winter breeze?


For although the cold does brace

And the frost does sting

What is it in the winter

That makes the heart sing?


Sovereignty of God

In the patterns He does create

The cycles of spring to winter

Do never one year abate


And the world covered

With blankets deep and white

A picture of perfect purity

They do make for the sight


So in this season

Which buries grasses and flowers

God’s wondrous Word touches us

 In dancing flakes of snow showers


Just as Life came in Christ’s death

And new birth from burial deep

God whispers in the winter winds

Of precious Promises He does keep


So when the winter winds

Arrive and fiercely blow

We see promises of new life

In dancing wind drifts of snow


For God transforms the cold

And, to the dead, life He brings

So let us sing in the winter winds

Of Jesus Christ, the King of Kings


© COPYRIGHT 2011 Caroline Gavin

How do you see God’s wondrous Word in the winter winds – or in the winds of any season?

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  • http://tomraines.wordress.com Tom

    Nice! May we see Him in all seasons and remember His presense not matter what attempts to cover Him.

    • http://PurposefulPathway.com Caroline Gavin

      AMEN!! Thank you, Tom!!

      Yes, may we see Him and feel Him in all seasons of Nature…and in all seasons of life!

      God bless you, dear brother in Christ!

  • Carole Simone

    What a beautiful poem about winter and the LORD!

    Caroline, your love for Him truly shines.

    Such beautiful words you send to the Lord in your poem, which is also a prayer!

    • http://PurposefulPathway.com Caroline Gavin

      Thank you so much, as does your love for HIM!

      How beautifully said…that poetry is also prayer.

      May we lift our hearts in prayer (or poetic praise) to our LORD!!

      May God’s Blessings pour bountifully upon you!

  • http://www.pursuingyourcalling.com Cindy

    Your poetry is so refreshing and beautiful Caroline. Knowing you as I do, it is a perfect blend of the awesome gifts the Lord has given you and you as His daughter. You are His shining light!

    • http://PurposefulPathway.com Caroline Gavin

      Cindy, thanks so very much for your warm and wonderful comment!

      Truly touched by your kindness and praise!

      May God continue to work powerfully through you, dear one, as you are His beloved daughter….and my cherished sister!

  • http://www.threedimensionalvitality.com Ann Musico

    Caroline – that is so beautiful! You are so gifted. I confess – winter is not my favorite season – I especially love the last 4 lines – what a beautiful and reverent way to see this season we are about to enter!

    • http://PurposefulPathway.com Caroline Gavin

      Wow!! Thank you so much, Ann!

      It is amazing how God does truly shine in all seasons…and how much we can see in His creation which surrounds us.

      God bless you, Ann, and may He continue to shine through you to reveal His glory!!

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