The Little Spark Within

Man is but a tiny breath

Expelled from Holy lungs

Fashioned clay by Potter’s hand

The world to overcome

This Holy spark within man lies

Beneath the heavy, soil

Of Self and Me and Mine!

Of Predatory toil

As tiny breath of Holy God

Remains in darkest depths

It’s drawing Self and Me and Mine

To holiness and rest

From labors most unworthy

From pits of dark despair

To Light and Life and Joy and Peace

To Father God’s sweet care

It never was His purpose,

Man’s rent from loving bond

His heart’s one deep desire?

Relationship beyond


Death, that grave, and hellish realm

Where lost and living end

Where tiny spark of Holy breath

Bursts fully into flame

To stand at once before His throne

So Regal and Supreme

While voice as roaring thunders tell,

“Mankind has been redeemed!” 

Note: Deep Breath Painting removed as per Artist’s copyright. Replaced with a 16th Century Creation Painting from the Tali Educational Fund website, a fantastic resource for biblical artwork. 

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Deanna Schrayer
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 12:40:50

    Lovely Elizabeth, just lovely….
    Sorry I’ve been absent a while – my husband’s step-father passed away last week and we were with his Mom until yesterday. I’m just now trying to get caught up – whew, how much can accumulate in only a few days!


    • elizabeth
      Jun 11, 2012 @ 13:12:03

      Hey Deanna! I’ve been worrying about you. So glad you are okay. It is amazing the amount of stuff that accumulates when we are not there to keep on top of it all. I know you have the power and like Wonder-Woman will have it all back under control like yesterday :)


  2. sherrysf
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 12:52:55

    Hi Elizabeth! I hope life is treating you kindly :) I enjoyed this post and love how you connected the words to the imagery here…very, very nice!


  3. Patricia
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 18:04:40

    Your words are beautiful. You do have a gift of imagery with words.

    Do you know who the artist is for the second picture–the one with the feather?


  4. elizabeth
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 19:07:19

    Thanks Patricia. :)

    I tried really hard to find that one too, but I never did find out who the artist is. I found the painting on a Catholic website, left an inquiry, and a priest responded saying he had no idea where it came from. I will keep looking and hopefully will discover who the mystery artist is.


  5. ivonprefontaine
    Jun 12, 2012 @ 20:00:51

    I loved the combination of vivid text and wonderful choice in pictures. This looks like the work of the heart.


  6. ansuyo
    Jun 13, 2012 @ 10:29:23

    Beautiful, as usual. Thanks for the heads up on the picture resource too :) Angie


  7. laina
    Jun 17, 2012 @ 14:50:16

    Hi Loved this, anyway you can get me a copy of the last painting. Would love it for my desk.x


  8. elizabeth
    Jun 17, 2012 @ 14:58:09

    Wiil do, what size do you want?



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