Never Beyond Reach
The following is a poem which I submitted to our church's weekly devotional project. It was emailed to subscribers this evening. I am cross-posting it here because I like the idea of the poems all being in one place.
Quoted below are portions of this week’s lectionary readings:
When I look a your heavens,
The work of your fingers
The moon and the stars
That you have established
What are human beings
That you are mindful of them?
Mortals that you care for them?*
So many times in life
We feel small.
We carry the burden of our sins
Of our problems
And feel like an ant
Other times alone
Why would God care about children --
Children such as we are?
Yet you have made us
A little lower than God
And crowned us with glory and honor.*
Sometimes, dear Father
Our problems are like lead
Tied around our necks
Weighing us down.
Our grief and our sorrow
Our worries insurmountable
Our questions unanswerable.
And the son said
Words which still comfort us,
“When the Spirit of truth comes,
He will guide you into all truth;
For he will not speak on his own,
But will speak whatever he hears,
And he will declare to you the things
That are to come."**
We find grace, for you offer us hope
You offer us wisdom
You have given us your presence,
Your spirit has been breathed upon us,
And we are borne on wings
Until we can see only your love
Feel only your support
And our flesh tingles
As the air from your sigh
Rushes by us.
Therefore, since we are justified by faith,
We have peace with God
Through our Lord Jesus Christ
Through whom we have obtained access
To this grace in which we stand
And we boast in our hope of sharing
The glory of God.***
Our prayers, our dreams,
Our groaning and our pains
Because we know that you hear them.
You lift them on the wind
As you carry us into your arms,
And we find peace.
Peace beyond understanding
But never beyond reach.
And hope does not disappoint us,
Because God’s love have been poured
Into our hearts
Through the Holy Spirit
That has been given to us.***
How majestic in your name
In all the earth!*
This is a poem which I submitted to our church's weekly devotional project. It was emailed to subscribers this evening. I am cross-posting it here because I like the idea of the poems all being in one place.