POEM – The Glory of God

This week, I finished the book, The Garden of God by Andrew Peterson. It was a great read on trees, of all things, and the lessons that they teach us. It was a book that caused me to think, as the author related the life of the trees and how they are all the Garden of God. I wrote this after finishing the book.


On the inside, something I have missed
Not noticing on earth, God’s glorious kiss

In my heart, yearning for so much more
Eden’s garden, near Heaven’s shore

All too often, I overlook the glory of God
Along the path of life, everywhere foot does trod

It is evident that He is everywhere
Yet life goes on, as if we do not care

Perhaps the busyness, makes us look past
All the creation, God has graced us with

The water flowing and falls many feet below
It runs so much more, after winter’s snow

Though winter is long and the cold is blight
Though our sins are as scarlet, He does make them white

Winter gives way to spring when it all shall bud again
Flowers bloom, the grass will grow, when we get spring’s rain

Why do I miss the forest in the midst of all the trees?
But in the thicket, I feel the Spirit’s gentle breeze.

God is present and in all things good.
I cannot help but be grateful, like I always should.

-Danny Cheney-


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Inconsistency

How many times can we fall?
Only to find God forgives it all?

A mess-up here, a wrong word there
A lack of compassion when we should care

Disobedience when we know we should obey
And we do not heed His voice, when He tells us the way

Why is He so gracious in all of our inconsistencies?
Because He loves us, in spite of our unreliability
-Danny Cheney-

What In The World

What in the world is going on?
Where is God? Is He still on His throne?

The world around us is in turmoil, in great despair
Has He forsaken us, doesn’t He even care?

Wars, famines, disasters are all around
If you listen closely, in the distance you hear a sound

What could it be that our ears seem to behold?
Could it be Jesus coming back for His fold?

Does God care about this world anymore?
The signs we see are God knocking on our hearts door

The things that our eyes are gazing on
Reveal His mercy to us before this world is gone

The pages of the Word reveal the times in which we live
For this reason, His Son, God willingly did give

It is His mercy that has held Him back so very long
Through His blood, He will return for His ransomed throng

Look up, look up! For our redemption draweth nigh
How long? How long? Until He splits the eastern sky?

This may be the day, this may be the hour
His Son, Jesus, will be revealed with great power

We do not know the day or even the time
But we must repent of all the sins in our life

If it be today, tomorrow or even many years
If our heart is right, there is no need to fear

-Danny Cheney-