Reflections from My Seventh Decade

Reflections from My Seventh Decade

I have found, O God,
In the work of my hands,
In the laughter of those I love,
In the kindness of strangers,
In the wisdom of your words,
In the majesty of your mercy,
In the grandeur of your grace,
In the peace of gentle dawnings,
In the stillness of quiet evenings,
In the raging storm,
In the mirroring face of still waters,
In the vast intricateness of the universe,
In the wonder of a single blade of grass,
In the beauty of friendship,
In the comfort of a true companion,
In the obvious and the inexplicable,

And in a thousand other things:

Reason enough to believe,
To worship in humble exultation,
To know that you are beyond comprehension
Yet still close enough
That your whispers ripple through
All that I am,
All that I hope to be,
All that I perceive.

And that you make all things in my life
Work together for good.

H. Arnett

About Doc Arnett

Native of southwestern Kentucky currently living in Ark City, Kansas, with my wife of twenty-nine years, Randa. We have, between us, eight children and twenty-eight grandkids. We enjoy singing, worship, remodeling and travel.
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