Poetry With A Mission

...a thought provoking poetical exercise.


God's Presence

We see God in the rainbow that reminds us of His love,
And in the starry bodies that twinkle at night above.
We see God in those sunsets, that prior to dusk, cast their glow,
And in the hills and mountains from which fountains gush and flow.

We see God in the forest where many living things dwell,
And also in lush jungles where exotic creatures thrill.
We see God in the rivers, and brooks and lakes, throughout earth,
And in those new born babies, whose first cry is heard at birth.

We see God in the sunshine that soon warms us with its rays,
Even in cotton wool clouds on those not so sunny days.
We see God in the green meadows, in wrapped flower bouquets,
And in wholesome humour, and in answers to prayers, one prays.

We see God in the seasons that various changes bring,
Refreshing days of autumn, the blossoms that come in spring.
The cleansing cool of winter, that breeze on a summer’s day,
Those contrasts of each season that delight us, not dismay.

We see God in affection, in tenderness and mercy,
And in compassionate acts, kind deeds, also chivalry.
We see God in friendliness, in fellowship and harmony,
In an all-embracing love, and appropriate intimacy.

We see God in selflessness, and in generosity,
Also in benevolence, or folk acting pleasantly.
We see God in gratefulness, and in worship that’s self free,
And where there’s praise of others; never where there’s praise of ME.

The reason God is seen in these things I’ve stated here,
Is because He’s our Creator, hence His presence is everywhere.
Not only in creation, but in each action, word and thought
That has the stamp of Heaven, and our Holy God’s support.

By Lance Landall