Sunday, May 1, 2011

God is Very Near


In the silence of the morning
while the grass is wet with dew,
as the sun slowly brightens
a day that's fresh and new,
the chirping of a bird
is the only sound you hear,
and awareness dawns within
that God is very near.

In the hustle and the bustle
of a busy, active day,
with no time for reflection
as you go along your way,
the beauty may be missed,
nature's sounds you may not hear,
but although you may be unaware,
God still is very near.

In the ending of the day,
at the fading of the light
as you make your preparations
to go to bed at night,
before you close your eyes,
as the nighttime sounds you hear,
give thanks that you can sleep in peace
since God is very near.

© Connie Arnold


Cathy said...

A beautiful poem, Connie ~

Kerrie said...

Beautiful Connie! Thanks for your visit and comments. God Bless!

Hope said...

yes, so true!
this piece is absolutely beautiful! wonderful flow and such uplifting thoughts well expressed! love the images

thank you! :)

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

God is very near, beautiful words and feelings

Rita said...

Connie, what a lovely poem. What a way to end the day! Have a good week!

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you for coming by to share the poem and comment. Blessings to you all!

Faith Imagined said...

This is beautiful! Some days my 3 kiddos need so much attention that it is hard to focus on God. This was very encouraging to me.

Toyin O. said...

What a lovely poem, thanks for sharing.

Angela Felsted said...

Lovely, serene, hopeful poem.

Judy said...

Such a refreshing, peaceful poem and image combination. Thanks for visiting my blog. Blessings!

Lisa Buffaloe said...

Beautiful, Connie! Precious words and precious truths.

Susie Swanson said...

This is a beautiful poem and an uplifting blog. Thank you so much for the visit and comments on mine. I will be a frequent visitor to yours Thanks again, Susie Swanson

Anonymous said...


This is such a lovely and touching's obvious that it comes from the heart of one who spends time in God's presence.

Blessings to you!

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you so much for the sweet comments! It's wonderful to be able to share the inspiration God gives me with others to help us in feeling God's presence more in our lives.

LisaShaw said...

Absolutely beautiful Connie just like you. Your words pour forth from your heart of love toward God. It shows.

Much love!

mamas*little*treasures said...

Hi Connie - I love your blog and this is a beautiful poem. May we include it in the June issue of the Ruby ezine? I will, of course, include your promo information and link back to your blog. Let me know and I'll get it in today! Thanks, Nina

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you, sweet Lisa!

Nina, thank you for sharing this poem!

Cecilia Marie Pulliam said...

Beautiful words. Something I really needed to hear today. Thank you for inspiring and encouraging words.

Kristin Bridgman said...

Coming here from Ruby...
I loved this and so identify with it. I live out in the country and am constantly hearing the birds singing and feel so close the Lord out in nature. That is what led me to write:)
You wrote so beautifully!

. said...

Hello, I come to via another friends blog.. I am co~author of and I enjoyed browsing your blog and wanted to introduce ourselves.. Heart of the Home is a womens ministry reaching out to women with encouragement from Gods word and his design for women as wives, mothers, friends and etc.. Hope you will get a chance to stop by and visit us, and that we can become Blogging Buddies.. Have a great weekend.. God Bless

Cherie Hill said...

Connie . . . your writing just inspires me! Thank you for using your beautiful gift!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

A wonderful poem Connie,

Thanks for your visit and comment.


Kay Swatkowski said...

Connie,, this is a beautiful poem. It is so true---He is so near--and sometimes we just overlook Him. I will use your poem as a reminder to see him from dawn to dusk!