Monday, December 04, 2017

Quote of the Week - "A Child's Thought of God," by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

They say that God lives very high!
     But if you look above the pines
You cannot see our God. And why?

And if you dig down in the mines
     You never see Him in the gold,
Though from Him all that's glory shines.

God is so good, He wears a fold
     Of heaven and earth across His face--
Like secrets kept, for love untold.

But still I feel that His embrace
     Slides down by thrills, through all things made,
Through sight and sound of every place:

As if my tender mother laid
     On my shut lids her kisses' pressure,
Half-waking me at night and said,
     "Who kissed you through the dark, dear guesser?"