A Beautiful World Marred but Restoration Is Coming

The prompt words for #RonovanWritesWeeklyHaikuChallenge are Beautiful & Curse. Thinking about the prompt brought to mind Adam and Eve. God had placed them in a garden filled with beautiful plants and luscious fruit. But because they disobeyed him all was lost and a curse was pronounced.

You can read the whole story of creation and the fall of man in Genesis 1-3. 
These thoughts influenced my haiku, which in a small way reflect how things went from beauty to a curse.


Beautiful but marred
Woods are full of brambles and weeds


Beautiful but Marred


Beautiful Garden

Man and woman disobeyed

God pronounced a curse


Because of the curse

Mankind suffered toil and pain

Beauty became marred





But that is not the end of the story. Jesus came, took upon himself the curse, then conquered death by his resurrection. He is now in heaven interceding with the Father on our behalf and will one day return to make all things new. At that time everything will be beautiful again. 


Curse has Lost its Hold


Jesus took the curse

Suffered, died and came alive

Beauty still remains


Jesus will return

In beauty and with power

Curse has lost its hold





At this point in time complete beauty is not restored. We still struggle with things. The world is still marred, but we have glimpses of beauty all around us. We all have beauty, because God created us in his image. If we look hard enough we will see the loveliness even in little things. 


Beautiful restoration
photo from one of my walks. gaylswright.com


The beautiful things in this world will not compare with the glorious restoration that is to come.

(Romans 8:18-21 Phillips)


Whatever we may have to go through now cannot be compared with the magnificent future God has planned for us. The whole creation is on tiptoe to see the wonderful sight of the children of God coming into their own.


The world of creation cannot as yet see that reality, not because it chooses to be blind, but because in God’s purpose it has been so limited—yet it has been given hope.


And the hope is, that in the end, the whole of created life will be rescued from the tyranny of change and decay and have its share in that magnificent liberty, which can only belong to the children of God! There will be beautiful restoration.


I’m linking up with:  #DanceWithJesus#FaithonFire, #MomentsofHope, #TuneInThursday


18 thoughts on “A Beautiful World Marred but Restoration Is Coming

  1. Dear Gayl,
    Once again I am in awe of how God confirms His word with similar thoughts! I wrote earlier this week about Jesus returning! Isn’t His working so beautiful among us? I love how your Haiku all move throughout history, from the beginning of creation until the time of Jesus’ return. I wait for that day when “Curse has lost its hold,” and we will be fully free with Jesus. Blessings, Love, and Hugs to you dear Poet/Sister/Friend! xoxo

    1. Dear Bettie,
      I love how God works through us and for us and with us, too. So often the message I need to hear is confirmed through that of others. 🙂 He knows just what we need when we need it. I wait for that day, too, when all will be changed.

      Blessings, love and hugs to you, too, dear Bettie, my poet/sister/friend. 🙂 xoxo

  2. Dear Gayl, these are such beautiful, truth filled, hopeful haiku! Your words trace mankind’s past, present and future. They describe the Fall and lead us to rejoice in the full redemption to come, when the Son of God will be revealed in His glory to us, as King of kings and Lord of all. I’m so glad you had some quiet moments in which to reflect and give birth to this poetic feast for the soul! Blessings, love and hugs to you, sweet friend. xox

    1. Thank you, Joy! It was fun and challenging to try to portray it in so few words. I thought about it and decided not to stress but to just write and see what I could do. I knew there had to be more than one haiku in order to go from the Fall to Redemption.

      I appreciate very much your continued encouragement. Many blessings to you with love and hugs! xoxo

  3. Descriptive poems full of eternal truths. And won’t that be a wonderful day when everything is restored. What a blessing we have to look forward to. We will look back and all our worries and sadness and heartaches will be nothing compared to what will surround us. Let’s keep looking forward with hope.

  4. the curse has lost it holds and everything will be beautiful at that time – amen! thanks for sharing your beautiful gift with all of us.
    I am so glad you could join the party last week at #TuneInThursday. I am so sorry it has taken me so long to get around to commenting on your post, I had a retreat I was speaking at this past weekend, and it put me behind a few days.

    1. Thank you for visiting, Debbie! Your encouragement is appreciated. I know you are a busy person and I thank you for all you do!

      Blessings to you!

  5. Gayl,

    Such a beautiful reminder to soak in the little things. The evidence of God, His loving heart, and His endless power is everywhere! It was so good to stop by for a visit again this week. I always enjoy my time here with you!
    Blessings and smiles,

    1. Thank you, Lori! Yes, the evidence for God is everywhere, isn’t it? 🙂

      Thanks for visiting. Blessings to you and have a wonderful week!

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