Monday, September 21, 2009

"Experiencing God" by Susan Adams

The following is another entry for the "God Strategy" project. The others are on the old blog which is no longer available, though I still have copies if anyone wants to read them. I think this one is the 6th or 7th entry:

My Life . . .
Begins and continues, the sun shining through
sparkling glass, clear, cleaned to polished perfection.
Suddenly an explosion of lightning shatters the glass
causing the pieces to rain down unexpectedly.
A soft, gentle hand picks up the splintered fragments
and carefully cements them back into place creating
tiny prisms, jagged spectrums ready to receive light.
The sun again dawns through a welcoming window
projecting perfect rainbows through imperfect
panes, signaling promises kept.
I stand in awe . . .

This poem is an attempt to try and explain my God experience. The glass has shattered more than once in my life, yet I have never experienced hopelessness. There has been the knowledge of a real presence with me to comfort and guide me and grow me during very difficult times and during times of absolute joy - during all of life. He is my creator, sustainer, and loving parent. He does not forsake me when I am angry with Him, when I question Him, or when I experience times of doubt. I do not know this relationship exists, I cannot prove it; and yet I know this relationship exists and is real and vibrant. I am forever grateful . . .


  1. I love the image of a "perfect" window being shattered, then when it's put back together, the "imperfections" create prisms, throwing color all around where there was none before.

    I am also a sucker for paradox - Knowing and not knowing something at the same time. Mystical.

    Great stuff.

  2. !Wow Mom!

    That is beautiful. Your relationship with God certainly exists through my eyes.

  3. Thank you, Susan. What a beautiful allegory for the Christian life. As I read your poem, one line kept running through my mind: "They'll know we are Christians by our love." Maybe we can't prove that that relationship exists, but when we live out His love to others day by day, it should become evident. Nothing and no one else can transform a life quite like He can.