Summer Sky

We search the starlit Milky Way,
A million worlds in rhythmic sway,
Yet in our blindness some will say,
“There is no God controlling!”

But as I grope from sphere to sphere,
New wonders crowd the eye, the ear,
And faith grows firmer every year:
“My God is there, controlling!”

We probe the atoms for their cause,
Explore the earth for nature’s laws,
Yet seldom in our searching pause
To think of God controlling.

Each flash of fact from out the night,
Each burst of truth upon my sight
That quickens awe or adds delight,
Reveals my God controlling.

– William Watkins Reid

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  1. love it

  2. Beautiful!

  3. Love this. How quickly we forget that God is in control in spite of the evidence everywhere! I needed this reminder today.

  4. Amy in Italy says:

    Love those words- AND those sun rays. We call them “la gloria di Dio” in these parts.

  5. Beautiful.

  6. The words and picture are beautiful.

  7. Thank you for this beautiful and inspiring post!

  8. Isn’t it amazing what God creates? Such a beautiful picture!

  9. That’s beautiful! Thank you for sharing! :)

  10. Perfect way to start my day!

  11. Love this!

  12. When my son was about 5 (he’s now 19), he noticed the sky and the sun’s rays coming through the clouds and proclaimed from the back seat of our car, “Well, it looks like God’s making another miracle!” Precious!!!

  13. Amazing!!

  14. Thanks to God for the beauty He created and thanks to you for the beautiful reminder.

  15. Thanks for the great post. Such a beautiful poem. Keep up the good work!