Sunday, February 1, 2009

"The Secret"

I heard this poem yesterday. The man giving the half-time devotion and Rachel and James's Upward basketball games recited it (from memory), and I just loved it. It reminds me of the importance of beginning each day with God. This is something that has finally become a habit for me, after many years of sporadic attempts to have a daily quiet time, and it has been such a good thing for me. I hope this poem blesses you as it did me....

The Secret
Poem by Ralph S.Cushman

I met God in the morning
When my day was at its best,
And his presence came like sunrise
Like a glory in my breast.

All day long the Presence lingered,
All day long he stayed with me,
And we sailed in perfect calmness
O’er a very troubled sea.

Other ships were blown and battered,
Other ships were sore distressed,
But the winds that seemed to drive them
Brought to us a peace and rest.

Then I thought of other mornings,
With a keen remorse of mind,
When I too had loosed the moorings,
With the Presence left behind.

So I think I know the secret,
Learned from many a troubled way:
You must seek him in the morning
If you want him through the day!


Cindy said...


Lora said...

What lovely word pictures the poet painted. And how true the words he penned. It never ceases to amaze me what He accomplishes when we spend time with Him. When I read the first paragraph, it made me think of tithing my day to the Lord - off the top and first.