So Clever

We think we’re so clever,
know so much,
have all the answers
– or can find them.

(and sometimes we are
there are amazing discoveries
and science, at times,
is awesome
and serves us well)

But do we really know,
the depths of the truth?
Do we understand
what is really happening?
Can we grasp
how it all comes together?

Have we lost our awe,
our ability to wonder
and leave it at that?

Can we grasp
that some things
we just need to leave with God
and allow him
to work it out
in,
through,
with
and for us?

Can I accept
that some things
I will never know,
but
I can trust the God who does?

You Lord
keep it all together,
you know,
understand
and hold

may I trust
in you
and hold tight
to your goodness,
wisdom
and love.

Job 38:1-7, 34-41 (CEV)

The Lord Speaks

From Out of a Storm

38 From out of a storm,
    the Lord said to Job:
Why do you talk so much
    when you know so little?
Now get ready to face me!
Can you answer
    the questions I ask?
How did I lay the foundation
for the earth?
    Were you there?
Doubtless you know who decided
    its length and width.
What supports the foundation?
Who placed the cornerstone,
    while morning stars sang,
    and angels rejoiced?

34 Can you order the clouds
    to send a downpour,
35 or will lightning flash
    at your command?
36 Did you teach birds to know
that rain or floods
    are on their way?
37 Can you count the clouds
or pour out their water
38     on the dry, lumpy soil?

39 When lions are hungry,
    do you help them hunt?
40 Do you send an animal
    into their den?
41 And when starving young ravens
cry out to me for food,
    do you satisfy their hunger?

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