I didn’t miss it, Lord


I noticed

and pondered

and soaked in


Your brilliance


It was all around me

and in me


but I almost missed it

because the day was busy

and my thoughts were all over the place


but then you drew me in

to the green earth

and the blue sky

and the love of family

and the truth of Your Word


And Your brilliance


before my eyes

and in my heart


Let me not miss

for a single day

brilliant YOU


for life is dull

existing only in the shadow

of distraction


– Susie Stewart


God, brilliant Lord,
Yours is a household name.
Nursing infants gurgle choruses about You;
toddlers shout the songs
That drown out enemy talk,
and silence atheist babble.
I look up at Your macro-skies, dark and enormous,
your handmade sky-jewelry,
Moon and stars mounted in their settings.
Then I look at my micro-self and wonder,
Why do you bother with us?
Why take a second look our way?
Yet we’ve so narrowly missed being gods,
bright with Eden’s dawn light.
You put us in charge of your handcrafted world,
repeated to us Your Genesis-charge,
Made us lords of sheep and cattle,
even animals out in the wild,
Birds flying and fish swimming,
whales singing in the ocean deeps.
God, brilliant Lord,
Your name echoes around the world.

– Psalm 8 (MSG)


Photo by Arik Stewart

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