The Many Faces of God


Today's sermon - God as Judge,

As well he must be

To tame His willful flock,

Yet not the frowning, scolding Father

Waving His finger at our shame.

(Praise you Lord, that I've never met you as such.)

Rather, God as truth teller,

Kindly friend, leading us on to the

Greener pastures we choose to ignore,

Our sheep's eyes blinking, only seeing

The grass below.

(Perhaps, Lord, I should not ask you if my new dress is becoming.)

Another glance, and I see God as the bubble blower,

Gleefully lightening our hearts

As we search for our bubble wands

To blow back our joy to You.

Love your sermons, love your voice,
Virginia Atkinson