April is ambling along at a very fast pace it seems. The poem being highlighted today is about the awesomeness of the One True God. Today, is also the 2012 Days of Remembrance and the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. and the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, Yad Vashem is commemorating the lives of six million Jews that were lost during the pogrom instituted against them. For more upon this subject, you can read the latest article about the ceremony today in Choosing to Act: Stories of Rescue.
‘The Hands of the Living God’
Fear encapsulates me as I stand upon your palm,
knowing that you would not have to close
your fingers in order to crush me, but rather
with just one thought, I would cease to exist!
Thy awesome power, it terrifies me! But yet with
all Thy power, it does not corrupt Thee. For your
ways are perfect. They are not our ways. Even the
stars flee at the magnificence of your countenance.
You gently told me that your wrath is reserved for
those who hate you. But your love forever shines
upon those who love you. Behold! Wisdom is founded
upon fear. The fear of the Lord God who ever lives!
Your children who acknowledge Thy greatness and bow
their faces to the earth with humble hearts, find
a Mighty Fortress, a Rock, and a Shield. For who
shall be able to stand against so awesome a power?
My bones quake and my heart melts in terror at the
realization of the immense priviledge that you have
accorded me. Your Son has clothed me with righteous
robes, and I have been allowed to worship at Thy feet.
You, are the CREATOR of all things living. But for
those who will not bow their knees in worship of Thy
Divine Magnificence, terror shall fill their faces.
For indeed, it is a terrifying thing to fall into
The Hands of the Living God!
By Janice J. Robinson © 1996
During the month of April, this writer would like to make available to other poets a place to exhibit some of your poems. Please only submit your own original poems, since you can give permission to publish your work. You can contact this writer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your poems must glorify the Lord God, or His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ or the Word of God. God Bless you in your endeavors.