What I Think about God


I wrote this years ago in Seminary (except the last part). More true every year.

I don’t know what I want to say
It may be best to leave the words alone
But you live inside my heart
You walk about
You poke around

And I don’t hear a sound

Then you shake them from my head and lay them deep inside my heart
Your words of life and truth go coursing through my veins
Into my soul
Now I’m a man I never should have been
And though my eyes are open wide
I only see enough to know I need you more

I’m alive

My fear will not prevail against a lion
My bullshit catches fire in the presence of this king
My hardened heart will not survive
Within the clutches of a lamb
My death has breathed its last
It hung there lifelessly upon a cross

Amazing love
How can it be
That thou, My God
Should die for me

10 thoughts on “What I Think about God”

  1. Wow. For me God is everything. And This Poem is amazing. I love the innocence and openness of it. As Human we err but He looks past our shortcomings and makes us whole. I am glad to know Yahweh. Thanks for Sharing.

  2. “My hardened heart will not survive
    Within the clutches of a lamb”

    I used to think God would chisel away (think ice pick) at my hardened heart until he got to the soft, chewy center. How violent. No wonder I believed I needed erasing.
    Now I think he warms the whole confused thing in his loving hands.

    thanks for this!

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