Friday, August 22, 2014

Risky Business

 "Now gird up your loins like a man, And I will ask you, and you instruct Me! "Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding, Who set its measurements? Since you know. Or who stretched the line on it?…Job 38: 3-5

This looking is risky business
For if we look we know
Such awesomeness can be no fluke
Of nature ebb and flow
And such engrossing detail
Of sky or land or sea
Climaxes, wild and wonderful
Studied philosophy

Looking is risky business
The order of it all
Whether of light or darkness
Amazes one and all
For, if we dare look closely
Then oh, we must admit
The only explanation
Is God, who ordained it

© Janet Martin

‘Looking is risky business’, remarks Annie Dillard in the book Pilgrim at Tinker Lake


  1. Wonderful God ... wonderful world .....wonderful poem ...

  2. It is a wonderful God and its only risky to look if we want to deny that!! This God is greater than any threat we are facing today.


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