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Topic: Great (07/06/06)
By Kenn Allan
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When Jesus would arrive,
I flipped my Bible, quite by chance,
To Psalms 145.
“Great is the LORD,” the verse proclaimed,
“And greatly to be praised;
His greatness is unsearchable ...”
I shook my head, amazed.
“Unsearchable?" I spoke aloud,
"Why would this be concealed?
The info on How Great Thou Art,
Should surely be revealed."
Deep in thought, I loosed my grip,
And watched the blur of ink,
As pages flipped from left to right,
To Job 5:9, I think.
Again, the word "unsearchable,"
Leapt boldly from the verse,
Referring to the works of God,
Both countless and diverse.
"Why can’t I search for all these things?"
I prefaced with a moan,
"This is the Information Age,
Where everything is known."
A spark of hope sprang in my soul—
"I'll use the internet!
I'll find the greatness of our LORD,
In record time, I bet."
I grabbed my laptop from the shelf,
And propped it in my lap;
I couldn't wait to start my quest,
And give those keys a tap.
But Google somehow missed the point,
Said Jeeves, "Don't ask again,"
I had no luck with AOL,
And less with MSN.
I scaled the Alta Vista peaks,
And yodeled a "Yahoo!"
But only echoes of my voice,
Returned to fill my queue.
HotBot responded cold and hard,
Excite seemed quite subdued,
LookSmart came off a little dense,
And Lycos, downright rude.
Just then, the keyboard in my lap,
Became too hot to touch;
The search for greatness of our LORD,
Had proved to be too much.
I closed the smoking laptop lid,
And traded for my Book;
The internet had let me down—
Where else was I to look?
With fingers drumming on His Word,
I gazed at cluttered walls,
And realized how great it is,
To walk these hallowed halls.
I heard the stirrings of my wife,
Asleep in peaceful bliss,
How great it is to share her love,
And magic of her kiss.
Our children smiled from gilded frames,
Placed on my desk with care,
How great to watch them grow in faith—
A joy beyond compare!
God's greatness dwells within my life,
Not in technology,
And if I search to find His grace,
I should begin with me.
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