Friday, June 13, 2014

Of Fullness

Don't you just love this season of 'first leaf'?! The trees are like giant umbrellas and the other day this branch BEGGED for a swing(after I bumped my head on it once too often) so we made a one-of-a-kind pillow-swing. The little guys I baby-sit are delighted as they fight for turns;))

The tree is full of leaf
The morning full of spring
The throat of bird is full of song
The hour full of wing

The sky is full of blue
The earth is full of June
Thought’s poetry is full of praise
For bud is full of bloom

The hand is full of touch
The soul is full of need
Our eyes are full of the offspring
Where thought is full of seed

The dream is full of child
And hope is full of prayer
The heart is full of gratitude
For God is everywhere

© Janet Martin

The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. Psalms 24:1

Little guy I babysit: 'Janet, why did God make robbers?'
Janet, after thinking for a moment: 'God made people, and we choose to become...'

....a few minutes later,
Little guy: 'Janet, what do you call a polar bear in a jungle?'
Janet, after thinking a few moments; 'I have no idea'
Little guy, with a twinkle in his eye; 'lost'

...the child is full of questions and we are full of laughter:) and  grave responsibility as they weigh our responses.


  1. Such a beautiful shot.
    Your poem made me smile sweet
    and I loved the conversation between you and 'the little guy'

  2. ah! such a lovely poem, yes god is everywhere and looking after each and every being. We may know god with different names and have different religions bu the essence is same:)

  3. true, we have the choice of serving many gods but there is only one true God; I AM and He commands us, Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Exodus 20;3

    "This is what the LORD says-- Israel's King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God. Isa.44:6

    This is the only God I believe in...the one who parts waters, saves sinners, sends His Son to die for our salvation, and His Spirit to dwell in believers.NO OTHER GOD CAN DO THAT!this God left His throne to put on the likeness of man and humbled Himself to dying a criminals death but on the third day HE rose triumphant over sin and death. This is the hope we have through One True God... The one whose power is supreme over all because He IS God.

  4. Thank-you Margie, He is a aweet-heart!!

  5. As your sidebar and George MacDonald say: A poet is a man who is glad of something and tries to make other people glad of it too. Yes, this poem makes me glad of the fulness of His world..."for of His fulness we have all received, and grace upon grace."

  6. Your comment makes me glad this morning, and the verse ties in completely with my train of thought as I made school-lunches' 'grace upon grace'! Can we ask for anything more?!
    God bless.


Thank you for your visit to this porch. I'd love to hear if or how this post/poem touched you!