the very idea of God

 

wonderI
To touch the wind
To carry the ocean in a cup
To lift a star from heaven and hold it close
To hold within my soul a whisper of God’s presence
All, so far beyond me
… and yet, my heart does yearn.

II
The very idea of God
I cannot grasp or define or describe
Words are too small, too constraining
God will not be pigeonholed.
Aslan is no tame lion.
… and yet, the wonder will not let me go.

III
How I think of God
Makes a difference in the shape of my soul.
If, I think first of ‘God hates sin,’
I find myself the hated one.
If, instead, am formed by ‘God is love…’
… well …

IV
I cannot tell you what it means
For the creator to kiss my face.
I cannot tell you how it feels to be so held
That I come into being.
Could it be … perhaps … oh, my …
… that I am the very idea of God.

[image cropped from photo by Petras Gaggles per cc 2.0]

One thought on “the very idea of God

  1. Good point…. How we think of God makes a very big difference. I hadn’t thought of it quite like that before…

    Happy Monday!

    B

    From: Quiet Hope
    Reply-To: Quiet Hope
    Date: Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 6:07 AM
    To: “McCoy, Brenda”
    Subject: [New post] the very idea of God

    celia posted: ” I To touch the wind To carry the ocean in a cup To lift a star from heaven and hold it close To hold within my soul a whisper of God’s presence All, so far beyond me … and yet, my heart does yearn. II The very idea of God I cannot gra”

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