Tuesday, July 24, 2012

In God's Gaze

For He Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."


Eyes watched the sprinkled stars above.
You bound me in the gaze of solemn love.
You're there, I prayed.
I'm here, you said.

Alone, near the Hindu Kush one warm night,
I knew the presence in the desert sight.
You're there, I prayed.
I'm here, you said.

Face to face with the hooded black snake.
Cobra, you must do what the Master bade.
I prayed, God I'm yours.
I'm here, you said.

Hanging high from the mountain cliff,
the periled black bus bound in strife.
If I live, I live; if I die, I die.
My life is in your hands.
I'm here, you said.

Fifty men hold packed grey stones in hand,
as we exit the myriad tile mosque, stand.
I really didn't plan to die this way.
I'm here, you said.

She's the royal beauty I want to meet.
Wait, don't move, the princess greet.
I backed against the white wood wall.
I'm here, you said.

Years in a row, the morning dawn,
rays of your cosmic light across the lawn.
Excited, I know this day
the Lord has made.
I'm here, you say.

– Bill Hunt © 2012

Then He inaugurated Joshua the son of Nun, and said, "Be strong and of good courage; for you shall bring the children of Israel into the land of which I swore to them, and I will be with you" (Deut 31:23 NKJV).

God revealed his presence to me in the night sky,
alone in the deserts of the Hindu Kush,
face to face with a venomous black cobra,
hanging in a bus over a high mountain cliff,
about to be stoned to death by a Muslim crowd,
in selecting miraculously my beautiful wife,
and multiple times in the daily gift of life.

Heb 13:5 Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you" (Heb 13:5 NKJV).

1 comment:

Glass House said...

Thanks for the poem. It is interesting to hear of your life experiences written in verse.