back BEFORE the “basic” questions
I have asked, I have come to realize
that there is a question I need to ask
and answer before those “basic”
the foundation of what I need to know:
does GOD see me and hear me?
The universe that man knows exists
is SO vast, so beyond all imagination . . .
and there is SO much more that we
do not know exists—
does the Creator of all this immense,
evidence of an inexplicable life force
flowing through more than science
can explain, more than mankind
DOES this Creator,
CAN this Creator have interest in this
one miniscule container of the common
life force put in place throughout a
universe so vast outside time and space . . .
To equate the Creator with a parent,
I can grasp how I can love the child I
“produced” no matter how many millions
of other children are in the world,
BUT what if I had billions of children
crying out for my attention . . . it is
beyond my ability to comprehend and,
SO, I ask the questions
and I wait in uncomfortable silence
for the answer I need deep within . . .
GOD, do you see me?
GOD, do you hear me?
GOD . . . dare I ask it . . .
do you love ME?
and my heart “hears”
a gentle whisper,
“yes, my child,
I love you . . .”
and, for a moment, I feel the
life flowing through my heart
and I know . . .