Sunday, May 8, 2011

my favourite things/the senses

she said

what is in the juice ?
four things

I could see it was carrot
the rich orange colour
I could smell it too
the sweet bitter of the winter storing
my nose caught the celery
before I even tasted it
the apple I could smell
and definitely taste
as it dribbled sweet
down my throat
the third one was harder

I could taste a sweet freshness
light and almost flat
but couldn't guess

because I couldn't recognize it
didn't mean it wasn't there
and I thought of God
how sometimes we don't recognize
His presence
until later
and wonder...
is He really there

If I couldn't see... I would still taste the juice
If I couldn't taste... I might still smell the juice
If I couldn't smell... I would be left to feel its wetness
If I couldn't feel... I would be left to hear

If someone would just tell me it was juice
I could believe them

Why is it so much harder with God?

I can see the works of His hand
I can taste and see that He is good
I can smell the fragrance of His love
I can feel the comfort of His presence
I can hear the truth of His Word

there is nothing lacking

should I ever doubt Him
He is more than a glass of juice
always more

He passes me a pear
just so I believe

He is always there

our senses
my favourite things