I’m not a poet, but I do find this piece very inspirational:
“Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God; but only he who sees, takes off his shoes – the rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.”- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
How many times have we sat and plucked the blackberries, when all of God’s creatures are straining to bring us Divine messages? We fail to see that every single piece of it is shouting out the awesome presence of God.
We need God to help us “see”. We need to see what is here all along. Look at the sunrise, the cool rain, my hand, your heartbeat, that flower, this sleeping infant, the night sky and the vastness of space. They all whisper the same message of their maker: “I am good and beautiful and powerful beyond all understanding.
We are always in the presence of God. God has always been there, reaching out to us through his beautiful creation.
How awesome and close God really is. God is always there and we’ve hardly noticed before.
God’s presence, if seen, can give every moment light and make every day a blessing. So let’s look closely at creation and we will see and hear the voice of God.
Take God in. Walk with him, and his light and life, joy and peace will be yours. That’s a promise.
Lord, that I might see!