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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Home (01/09/06)

TITLE: God's Place
By Garnet Miller
01/15/06


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God’s Place

The joy I feel each day,
Starts as a prickling on my skin;
When I lift my voice in song,
Or when I kneel by my bed to pray

Every laugh and all my tears,
Every word I speak out loud;
How I view the world around me;
That “still small voice” within my ears

With outstretched, praise-filled hands,
Every fiber of my being suspended;
Enveloped in the Spirit’s love,
All my attention You command

My prayers reveal the depth of Your love,
To an ordinary person such as I;
For Jesus’ blood and bone paved the way,
To bridge the chasm from above

Memories of my life before,
At the mercy of this world;
Leaves my mind unsettled,
The anxiety I can’t ignore

Then I remember the “treasure” of grace,
Within this unworthy jar of clay;
Your hand reaches deep, my anguish to find,
And peace is left in its space

Into Your loving arms I’ve run,
For many long years now;
You continue to keep me safe and sane,
As I follow the example of the Son

There’s no need to look to the sky you see,
To send God my praise or my pain;
For my earthly temple was renamed “God’s Place”,
And the Lord dwells here close to me!


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Bonny Miller01/19/06
Through your writing, I can see expressions of humility, expressions of God's forgiveness, expressions of the very truths and promises that God has given us. He is our Rock and Redeemer, and He is always there for us. May God continue to shine His grace and His mercy through your writing. Thank you for sharing it.
Shari Armstrong 01/21/06
Very nice :)
Linda Watson Owen01/21/06
Beautiful message, Garnet! and the rhyme scheme is different and interesting. Thank you for this lovely poem.
Alexandra Wilkin01/21/06
I liked this very much - there is a lyrical quality to this that makes it feel like a praise song. Perhaps a little polishing needed, but I almost want to hum this! God bless.
Pat Guy 01/21/06
A beautiful poem of praise! 'Then I remember the “treasure” of grace,
Within this unworthy jar of clay;
Your hand reaches deep, my anguish to find,
And peace is left in its space' This stanza is my favorite!
Candice Kettell01/22/06
Your poem was a joy to read