On the train to work this morning, I was reading Conversation 1 from a small book titled "The Practice of the Presence of God." I was inspired to write the following poem:
Practicing the Presence of God
What does it mean to practice the presence of God?
Shall we always walk in humble obedience?
Should our heads hang low conscious of the weight of His glory?
Should our hearts sing with unspoken praise at the works of the Creator?
Yes, yes and yes.
The presence of God is indeed
a humbling, weighty, and joyful place.
It sustains us in times of deep and mournful trials,
It surrounds us in the midst of dangerous toils and difficult passes.
But most of all it is the evidence
of our relationship
our ongoing conversation
our painful walk and glorious journey
with Christ our Father and our friend.