...While no one (O God) through the years will say
The simplest, common word in just your way.
"Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to the heaven, You are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, You are there! If I take the wings of the morning, And dwell in the uttermost part of the sea, even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me." Psalm 139: 9-10
The daisy follows soft the sun,
And when his golden walk is done,
Sits shyly at his feet.
He, waking, finds the flower near,
"Wherefore, marauder, art thou here?"
"Because, sir, love is sweet!"
We are the flower, Thine the sun!
Forgive us, if as days decline,
We nearer steal to Thee, --
Enamoured of the parting west,
The peace, the flight, the amethyst,
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life." John 3:16
"So it was you all along."
(CS Lewis on Christians seeing Christ upon their death)
It was too late for man,
But early yet for God;
Creation, impotent to help,
But prayer remained our side.
How excellent the heaven,
When earth cannot be had;
How hospitable, then, the face
Of our old neighbor, God!
"But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep. For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive." I Corinthians 15: 20-22
At last to be identified!
At last the lamps upon thy side,
The rest of life to see!
Past midnight, past the morning star!
Past sunrise! Ah, what leagues there are
Between our feet and day!