A Contemplation of God

Lord God of Heaven,
you have created the wonders of this world—
both seen and unseen.

You have formed the worm and the stars,
fashioned the flower and the towering tree.

You distill the wonders of the world
in a single drop of dew,
string the strength of steel
in each new strand of a spider’s web.

You have given us food that grows below the ground,
and fruits that are found in exotic places.

You stretch out the span of space
in dimensions that defy comprehension,
and executed the concepts of physics
in nano fractions and the infinite actions of subatomic particles.

The warmth of a single star so far from here
that travel is measured in years
grows our food,
marks our days,
gives us life,
keeps us from the frozen fate of night.

I marvel at the work of your hands,
the wonder of your mind,
and find you in everything that surrounds me.

You are beyond understanding,
yet intimately expressed in the full form
of a carpenter’s son who loved his mother,
saw her own heart pierced by the spear in his side,
and spilled heaven into the dirt below his cross,
died to reveal the true cost of sin,
and then rose in the power of light
so that we might understand the illusion of death.

And know that we are loved.

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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