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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Knowing God

My heart’s desire was to know God more,
So with prayer and in His Word I gave Him my heart, and I found God revealing Himself all around me.
I didn't understand that Christ was my Rock until everything around me was sinking,
I didn't know Him as Teacher until I understood my ignorance,
I didn't know Him as Friend until I was lonely and abandoned,
I didn't know Him as Refuge until I was in the storm,
I didn’t know Him as Protector until the danger came,
I didn’t know Him as Provider until I had nothing,
I didn’t know Him as Comforter until stricken with grief.
I had known His as Lord and Savior, Redeemer and King,
But I had but yet begun to plume the depths of Who He is.
When rejected, I realized that He had been despised and rejected, betrayed and crucified.
When sad, I realized that He was a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
When happy, I realized that He was joy unspeakable and full of glory.
The brooks and waterfalls echo His laughter,
     the storms and waves thunder His voice.
The whole of creation reflects His greatness,
    the vastness of the universe His eternal power and love.
God takes my fears and failures and reveals more of Himself;
O what grace and mercy!
Praise God from Whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below.
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  AMEN!

Ed Steele
May 13, 2010

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