Tag Archives: Creation

Workmanship

How I’ve peered into Your creation-
Those smaller than a speck
Ecosystems, those vibrations
Too tiny for the eye to inspect-
And it’s good.
You’ve worked structure and detail
Far beyond what we could:
What our structures entail.

How I’ve glimpsed the grand-
Out beyond our farthest sight
Beyond our ability to understand
To chart the boundaries of night
And it’s good, too:
A majestic symphony
Lifting praise to You
In undulating harmony.

Here I am between the two-
Can I sparkle? Do I shine?
I was formed by You
In secret places, by design.
Galaxies inside of me,
And also years of carnage
Unlike celestial bodies,
I am formed in Your image.

Help me be the masterpiece
You intend me to be.
I don’t belong to anyone else-
I don’t even belong to me.
Complete Your work:
Protect what You desire,
And bring it into being
For You are an all-consuming fire

And I am Yours.

“There is not an atom of the universe in which you cannot see some brilliant sparks at least of His glory.”
John Calvin


Revolve

Great round moon
Circling my days,
Like a mother peeking at her sleeping children.

In the dark
I search your black sky
To dispel with your light what the night wants to paint.

Smiling face
Ever stalwart friend,
Showering on me from the safety of our companionship.


Mother Earth

The Earth, Created

Life teeming in a fetal squirm,
Holding hands in naïve connection
Calling by name, the calling confirmed
By habitual, relational perfection

Full, and proud, and round
With unbroken peace inside her womb
Until the parasite of pride unbound,
Poisoned, and consumed.

The Earth, Broken

Sustains violence,
We strike and kick and break
Her ground, her silence
Makes her grieve in quakes

Weeping in dead feathers and fur
And the decaying bones of man
Planted deep inside her
She awaits the deferred plan

To redeem her brood.