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By Peter O
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"God is spirit and those who worship Him must worship
in spirit and truth." John  4:24


Fenced by my senses,
Greater than my map,
Beyond my hold is Your stretch.
Yes, much outsizes my hold --
The low hills and the snow topped mountains,
The raging ocean and the arch of the sky,
BUT, You  more so,
So, so much more.

At times, my thoughts trick me:
Yes, I know Your Hand Print, Creation;
Your Word, Jesus; Your Love for me;
BUT, this does not mean I know You, for
You are  beyond all alphabets,
Your Ways are not my ways.

Just as music is not seen in a mirror,
So my eyes see You not -- You are Spirit.
Your journey is eternal,
Greater than time,
Exceeds all beginnings and ends,
Never wearies, never turns to ash;
Not so my flesh and bone, no, no!

With You, Father,
Darkness is light, no not cave dark,
For in Your Dark I find Your signs --
Rays bold and bright,
Beams more brilliant and more radiant
Than the sun:

This is Your reach for me.
Always waiting for me.

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Submitted: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

About the Poet
I am 79 years of age. For the past nine years I have been retired, after forty years, from the field of alcoholism and drug abuse in New York City. I am married and we have two grown sons and two grand-sons. My life changed through a grace-experience in 1967. Writing Christian prayers is a particular interest of mine. This came about by a growing awareness of the spiritual in recovery from addictions. I choose, intellectually and emotionally, to believe the Triune God of the Sared Scriptures as my Healer.

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