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October 2010

posted Sep 29, 2010, 9:52 PM by Bowmansville UMC
It was once said of English poet William Blake, that he was able "to see a world in a grain of sand / and a heaven in a wild flower."  Perhaps, we do not see ourselves as poets.  Our words tend to fall short of what we wish to say.  Our pens may not move with ease across a notepad.  We may even feel that we lack the freedom to express our life's experiences.

We may not fully appreciate the poetry that we discover in the Psalms or one of the prophets.  However, it doesn't mean that we don't try.  Little by little we may see symbolism, metaphors and even rhythms like never before.  In some way, those words that once seemed empty to us are full of life and meaning.

All of us are poets and don't know it.  I think it's hard not to be as Christians.  We believe in a God who is so incredible.  This God is clothed in majesty and mystery.  And so we must search for words to describe the One who is indescribable.  We are always stretching our language to its limits to express the unlimited love and grace that God floods our hearts with.  Maybe one day someone will say of us, that we were able "to see a world in a grain of sand / and a heaven in a wild flower."  And in our best efforts as poets we can point them to Christ who is our inspiration.

Grace and Peace,
Pastor Nick