Saturday, October 24, 2015

Poem: “Creature of God” By Jessica Powers (1905 – 1988)

That God stands tall, incomprehensible,
infinite and immutable and free,
I know. Yet more I marvel that His call
trickles and thunders down through space to me,
that from His far eternities He shouts
to me, one small inconsequence of day.
I kneel down in the vastness of His love,
cover myself with creaturehood and pray.
God likes me covered with my creaturehood
and with my limits spread across His face.
He likes to see me lifting to His eyes
even the wretchedness that dropped His grace.
I make no guess what greatness took me in,
I only know, and relish it as good,
that I am gathered more to God’s embrace
the more I greet Him through my creaturehood.