I am the great sun, but you do not see me,
I am your husband, but you turn away.
I am the captive, but you do not free me.
I am the captain you will not obey.
I am the truth, but you will not believe me,
I am the city where you will not stay,
I am your wife, your child, but you will leave me,
I am that God to whom you will not pray.
I am your counsel, but you will not hear me,
I am the lover whom you will betray,
I am the victor, but you will not cheer me,
I am the holy dove you will slay.
I am your life, but if you will not name me,
Seal up your soul with tears, and never blame me.
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I came across this poem a short while ago and felt prompted to share it here. I would love any thoughts or reactions you might have towards it. It conveys the fact that God is always present and willing to guide, protect and comfort mankind but oftentimes we fail or refuse to recognize His reality. Our great God is a God of compassion and love who welcomes us into His embrace. Manifestations of His glory surround us and our interwoven in and throughout Creation, yet many times mankind simply accepts the masterpiece but rejects the artist.
I don't think this poem is just towards those who reject the reality of God though, it can be for all of us to reflect on. I think there's bound to be an area in everyone's life where we haven't fully offered it up to God in trust and faith. Perhaps something to meditate on after reading this poem is what areas there are in our lives that we have trusted ourselves first and foremost on instead of submitting it to God and seeking His will in that area. Or perhaps there are things that we turn to comfort us (like food, drink, tv) instead of turning to God to soothe and heal us.
Another thing one can do after reading this poem is simply to go outside and feel, hear and sense all of Creation around you. Look at the beauty and perfection of nature and see the reality and love of the Creator that is interwoven in the Creation and rejoice in the fact that that same Creator is interwoven within your soul as well, seated on its throne. We are never alone, He is always with us. The lover of our souls :)
Any thoughts? I'd love to hear them! They are always appreciated :)