Saturday, May 18, 2013

"Acts of God" (Sunday, May 5, 2013)

Acts of God

The mighty works of God thunder across the universe
and shake the very foundation of the world.

Yet, in the earthly whirling of our days,
it is usually the still, small voice we need to hear. 

The voice that tells us, softly,
that all our works are not in vain.

That reminds us, gently,
when we stray from the paths of righteousness.

The voice that tells us to open our eyes to the truth
when we would rather  keep them locked shut.

That opens our mouths to speak
when we would remain silent in the face of evil.

When we are truly in God, and God in us,
then we hear that voice, whatever the surrounding clamor.

It is the gentleness that guides us
and binds us in God’s holy ways.

A soft squeezing of the shoulder at times;
a rough shaking of our souls when we need it.

God gives us what we need
when we are quiet enough to ask for it.

In a loving presence
that is often but a whisper:

A mere whisper that shakes the universe
with its power and glory.

1/11/13          5/5/13

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