Curtisj Johnson

Seeing God - Poem by Curtisj Johnson

By Curtis Johnson

Some people say that they will not believe unless they see God’s face.
Some people say that if God is real, he’s not involved in this human race. Some people say that if God exists, why does he allow destruction and waste?

Some day I will see God’s face, but for now in this finite shell, I rather not. Some remain unconvinced, but without God, we would have perished by now. Some maintain a lack of faith; I maintain that God’s love for them is no less.

Though I have not seen God, yet in another way, I did see him up close, just the other day.

There is a Christian lady whose home I was in, and I noticed certain things she had on display.
First, I must add that her house is well organized, well kept, and so filled with peace, I must say.

There were beautiful and meaningful pictures on her wall.
I noticed three of them staring at me as I walked along the hall.
Their message to me was clear, and if one listens, it’ll speak to all.

I saw a picture of water and hills and clouds, so much a part of God’s creation. I saw a picture in golden tones with the words, “ The Light Of The World”. And I saw a picture of creation, The Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo.

No, I did not see God face to face; and what I saw on the wall will always leave a trace; because in the heart of that Christian lady, was God’s grace.

Topic(s) of this poem: faith, god, grace

Form: Prose Poem

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I was inspired by what I saw on the lady wall.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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