GREATNESS OF GOD
Found in His mercy, jewel set in finest gold
His kindness and gentleness,
The greatness of our God.
Tender forgiveness beyond smallest details
Care for a forgotten child
Care for the lost elderly treated the same,
Both cast off by harsh humanity
Even a woman when once honored beauty is faded,
All embraced in the end by His love
Arms that can draw near when none else can;
At the end of human effort, spent human emotions
More than a father, a mother
More than a relative, a close neighbor
Or the most compassionate grandmother’s soul.
Greatness displayed in the many little things all about us
Things even too small to see,
Again, beyond human understanding.
The One who rules God’s creation is able
Lord of all comfort
God of all compassion,
Each leap of man’s knowledge in discovery
Whether a Tesla or an Edison,
All melts in the “face of holiness”.
Ruler who looks mercifully upon the weakness and foolishness
And still loves, still cares
Even as the worst hatred rises up in acrid vapor
Or a vicious dust storm out of the Sahara,
Still cares and works out His mercy
That as many as possible, everywhere
Can discover the richest treasure, their Creator
Who strides across the heavens
Stands upon the sea of nations in turmoil on earth
And speaks spiritual revelation
A living word of love to another
That calms a soul and brings lasting peace.