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A Poem - We Ponder, He Knows

Updated on August 5, 2017
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Writer, editor, publisher Demas W. Jasper's articles on HubPages have had 66,000 Views and 8,000+ Comments on a wide range of subjects.

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A Poem – We Ponder, He Knows



If only we could see

the sun behind the clouds,

the bright new beginnings

behind the mournful shrouds.


We would thank our loving Creator

more soundly than we do,

who knew we’d always worry

over things we’d wish we knew.


Whenever there’s a downpour,

a drought in other places,

we shake our heads and ponder

with doubts upon our faces.


How can our loving Father

see beyond our present hour

and know where lightning’s needed,

or just a passing shower?


With faith we all can answer

In Him we trust our futures,

our nows and all our thens,

men’s skills and healing sutures.


Some say, “Don’t sweat the small stuff,

just when this world will end.

For there is one who knows now

what lies around each bend.”

There is a cycle to life, to mine, to yours, to theirs.
There is a cycle to life, to mine, to yours, to theirs. | Source

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      Demas W Jasper 3 days ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      William Kovacic - We do a lot of pondering, don't we; and where pondering stops in bewilderment, faith must take over. My you live as long as you want to, and want to as long as you live.

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      William Kovacic 3 days ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Beautiful stuff, Demas. Thanks for sharing!

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      Demas W Jasper 9 days ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Dear Gypsy,

      There are those who would argue with you, but I am not one of them.

      Two general schools of thought exist: (1) God and His Son set everything in motion and then went off to some other part of the Universe, or (2) God and His son by virtue of the Holy Ghost, angels, or directly, are omnipresent and omniscient and listen to our prayers and respond for what is best for one and all.

      I consider myself pretty much in that second school of thought.

      Cheers. Stay safe and happy.

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      Demas W Jasper 9 days ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Thank you Eric. Coming from you that is high praise.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 10 days ago from Riga, Latvia

      Most inspirational poetic thoughts. The Lord knows all and we must keep believing. Blessings to you.

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      Eric Dierker 10 days ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Really good Demas. I fully enjoyed it and thought it was a rhyming prayer.

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      Demas W Jasper 11 days ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Audrey Hunt - I fully believe that at some future eternal moment all will be made clear, though in mortality with our limited knowledge and understanding the "pieces of life" at times seem to make little sense. Sometimes one is saved at the expense of another. Where two were before, only one remains. Faith seems to require that we accept the unacceptable from our limited perspectivc.

      Hardest for many is how a loving God could tolerate the Holocaust, until those who knew Hitler confirmed that he so hated the Jews that he originally wanted his Third Reich to "have nothing to do with Jewish science" forfeiting what would have been a sizable head start toward a Third Reich nuclear bomb.

      Yes, millions of God's "chosen people" died as a result of Hitler's hatred (and his likely greed) but how many more might have died and been enslaved except for his hatred?

      One day we can have "the larger picture" and perhaps understand what "the greater good" meant in such historic and even personal circumstances.

      Until then there will be much which tests our faith.

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      Audrey Hunt 11 days ago from Nashville Tn.

      We mortals ask why? I still do when I'm left with only memories of my beautiful boy. Logic just doesn't seem to fit this mother's broken heart.

      This poem is a beautiful reflection of how we ponder events. Your first stanza is both powerful and reassuring. I love every verse and will pass this marvelous message on. Thank you my friend and blessings to you and yours.

      Audrey

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      Demas W Jasper 11 days ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      whonunuwho - Overflowing blessings are reminders of the radio call-in host who replies to queries as to his well being,"Better than I deserve." Thanks for taking the time to comment on this one.

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      whonunuwho 11 days ago from United States

      I liked the message in this poem, my friend. Many blessings to you and yours. whonu