Spiritual Understanding: A Song of Nature
Tuning An Ear to God Upon Waking
Morning scents bathe the air
Your presence hovers over me.
I know that You care
By seeing You handiwork's beauty.
I hear birds, see a scurrying insect,
while clouds lazily drift by.
All is perfect.
It brings a tear to my eye.
No painting can capture
Your master artistry in motion.
It fills me with joyous rapture
and magnifies my devotion.
For just this moment,
nature's sounds abound.
Even though I'm heaven-bent,
I'm blessed to behold what's here on the ground.
Though stress may rise,
and mankind fail to agree
You alone remain wise,
in allowing us this glimpse of harmony.
It instills hope
in one day being with You.
It inspires me to cope
amidst the struggles I go through.
The eyes through which we see
determine life's plans.
In You we are truly free
when we choose to understand.
Life is not a competition
but an individual sojourn.
Each of us are on a mission
to discover You and learn.
It's not about surviving
or getting ahead.
It's about realizing...
without YOU we'd be dead!
We must appreciate
the relationship You require -
and LOVE not HATE...
because all creation is Your desire.
All of nature and humanity
are extensions of who You are.
In choosing to reject any,
we won't go far.
Not while here or in heaven
the Lord is clear.
We must count seventy times seven
showing love to those far and near.
How else can we say we love You
if we can't tolerate diversity?
Opinions, beliefs, they all hold true -
all part of a bigger story.
You humble us by creating differences,
lest we become proud.
Creatures and nature are okay with this,
but with man...it's often not allowed!
It's not that defending faith itself is wrong;
since that's part of our relationship with You.
But to really belong
is to be a witness, too.
We are accountable to You alone, Lord.
Expressing our love individually.
The only time we need say a word,
is when others are mocked or injured.
Otherwise, we need not interfere,
if others are obeying God as they see fit.
We are to hold the Earth and people dear,
instead of requiring everything and everyone to submit.
Only with God can we all agree
and nature will attest -
that we can only truly be free
when we live a life that's blessed.
So as I step back to rejoin the fray
I have a choice to make.
What good will I do today?
And how will I love like You and not be fake?