Wednesday, 07 March 2007

No Contradiction

- God is gracious

She reminds me of the soft breeze playing with strands of hair
carrying whispers
leaving footprints of fragrance
gentle and refreshing

and at awe I am
aware of how significant the unseen is

And He said, Go out and stand on the mount before the Lord. And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake;
And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire [a sound of gentle stillness and] a still, small voice.
1 Kings.19
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy:
They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
- French novelist (1871 - 1922)

- God is my judge

She reminds me of the hot dry days in Africa
dark clouds gathering
then you hear the rumbling
and you smell the coming rain
big droplets falling
and then
the magnificent thunder
lighting cracking open the heavens
and you feel alive again
by this incredible display

In my distress [when seemingly closed in] I called upon the Lord and cried to my God; He heard my voice out of His temple (heavenly dwelling place), and my cry came before Him, into His [very] ears.
Then the earth quaked and rocked, the foundations also of the mountains trembled; they moved and were shaken because He was indignant and angry.
There went up smoke from His nostrils; and lightning out of His mouth devoured; coals were kindled by it.
He bowed the heavens also and came down; and thick darkness was under His feet.
And He rode upon a cherub [a storm] and flew [swiftly]; yes, He sped on with the wings of the wind.
He made darkness His secret hiding place; as His pavilion (His canopy) round about Him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.
Out of the brightness before Him there broke forth through His thick clouds hailstones and coals of fire.
The Lord also thundered from the heavens, and the Most High uttered His voice, amid hailstones and coals of fire.
And He sent out His arrows and scattered them; and He flashed forth lightnings and put them to rout.
Then the beds of the sea appeared and the foundations of the world were laid bare at Your rebuke, O Lord, at the blast of the breath of Your nostrils.
He reached from on high, He took me; He drew me out of many waters.
He delivered me..
Psalm 18
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
I bless the rains down in Africa,
- Africa by Toto

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