Just Breathe!

by Pat Severin

We rush and rush, we seldom walk,
but hurriedly we run
to do the things we think we must,
before each day is done.
But in our rush to do it all,
we miss what God has made,
the wonders of His miracles,
His handiwork displayed.

But if we’d stop and take a look
we’d see the beauty there.
God's hand has truly made it all,
His power is everywhere!
For who could match such power as this,
how could we replicate
the smallest of His wonders?
They're beyond us to create.

Still, though, these things surround us,
these creations of His hand,
we're often so preoccupied,
we only merely scan
these things, the mere periphery,
we do not even see
the depth and breath of all that’s there,
though not deliberately.

We miss the beauty and the grandeur,
the enormity of this,
the absolute clear magnitude
we somehow just dismiss,
and yet our God’s creation
is there for all to see.
One wonders if He often says,
“What fools these mortals be!”

But He does not refer to us
as fools but calls us precious,
and loves us all in spite of it,
will always choose to bless us
with love that’s everlasting and
is unconditional,
which means that in our human terms,
His love is inexplicable!

So make a promise to yourself,
observe the world around you
and if you do, I guarantee
creation will astound you!
For He is there in sights and sounds,
His love's there for the taking.
Just breathe, slow down, and you will find,
a world that’s of His making.

Pat Severin is a retired Christian school teacher who has served her Lord in many ways. These include school, church and teen ministry and her current personal ministry, creating cards that include her original poems of encouragement. These she sends out weekly to those going through difficult medical issues. She contributes regularly to her online blog, Poetically Speaking, which she began in 2008, and has self-published a number of poetry collections.

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