FROM A DISTANCE... (THE SONG WITH "AWFUL THEOLOGY")
6 WEEKS OF LOCK DOWN - WE HAVE ALL HIT THE WALL

A PSALM AT THE GRAND CANYON - CORONAVIRUS ESCAPES #11

Canyon Sunset

(this is a Psalm that I wrote, bedazzled by the wild wonder of the Grand Canyon when Davids Adams and Baldock shared a visit with me there in 1993...)

 

Oh God

You are a mighty spectacular God

Who touches me with your love.

 

I have been on the south rim of the Grand Canyon

And watched the sun go down to the west

I gazed down into the great crevasse

And stood with mouth wide open

Marvelling at this post creation doodle of the Creator

With the knife of the Colorado River

I have then turned and gazed on the masterpiece

Of orange, yellow, pink and mauve on a blue canvas

Wondering at this daily landscape painting 

Using the pastels of the afterglow

Of the sun saying goodnight.

 

In the morning, I have stood again

No less surprised

No less in awe

As the fluorescent orange ball rises in the east

To shed beams of bright illumination

Across the earth

The gift of another day.

 

Just when I think you are mighty and spectacular

You leave those words in tatters

You take my soul into new plains of the mystical

You caress my soul with a new flash of insight

Insight that is real

And then is gone

Never to be communicated

Because words reduce it

Words kill it.

 

Oh God

You are my God

I sing your praises

I celebrate the wonder of your art

I meditate on the vastness of your being

Never hemmed in by the finite mind

Bigger than canyons, than rivers, than skies

Give me your love

Give me your power

Give me your grace

So that I can be the ink of your poetry

To write of love, security, significance, the miraculous and hope

Into a world that so badly needs them

God wrote them in my soul

For I badly need them.

 

Oh God

You are my God

I praise you.

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