Red sky is only sun’s refracted light.
Green shades of plants are colored by mere chance.
White strands of clouds, just vapors in our sight.
Stars are not illumined, heavenly dance.
Winged flocks fly south on their appointed day,
Their season’s journey starts uncued each year.
The fragrant buds come forth in bright array
To coax each bee to nectar sweet and clear.
Each life sings of its given purpose, yet
We’ll marvel at this world and call it chance.
Complexity that is so clearly set.
It was His plan to bring us to this Dance.
Creation shouts to say there’s Someone else.
From cell to sea You pull us to Yourself.
Annie Nardone is a two-year C.S. Lewis Institute Fellow who is currently reading for her Master of Arts in Apologetics, Cultural Apologetics Emphasis, from Houston Baptist University. Annie researched, photographed, and wrote an historically accurate cookbook covering the time between A.D. 64 through the medieval age for Bright Ideas Press. She contributes and edits for the apologetics magazine An Unexpected Journal at www.anunexpectedjournal.com (also available through Amazon). Her sonnets and stories have appeared on www.literarylife.org, Literary Life Book Club on Facebook, and www.ThePerennialGen.com.
Her sincere belief is in the significance and reintegration of the arts and humanities with theology and the Christian imagination. Annie’s current project, entitled Reclaiming Beauty, is a
leader-directed art appreciation program intended for older teens and adults who want to develop their spirituality by training their eyes and minds to see beauty and holiness in everyday
life. Annie resides in Virginia with her Middle Earth/Narnia/Hogwarts-loving family, piles of books, and a large assemblage of cats who read with her daily, but don’t give a tick about her ramblings regarding any of it. She can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nardone, Annie. 2018. “Creation.” An Unexpected Journal 1, no. 1. (Spring): 61.
Direct Link: https://anunexpectedjournal.com/creation/