Thinking About God



How else are we to think
of the One in our consciousness
who encounters us in the natural world
the magnificence of mountains and seas
breathtaking sunsets and magical sunrises
mysterious black`holes and lunar`eclipses
who encounters us in the spiritual world
the marvelous wonder of loving friends
the unconditional loyalty of lovers
the bottomless well of grace

Should we think God human
only One smarter wiser more gifted
than all other smart wise and gifted souls
who through ages past discovered secrets
the function of the wheel Force of the fire
the elliptic orbits of planets round the sun
the cancerous mutations of our skin cells
Synapses holding together our memory
and dreaming of tomorrow’s morrows
The genuine Renaissance man

Or should we think God divine
One out of whose grand imagination
everything envisioned miraculously exists
not simply in form but in precisest function
with delicate detailed infrastructure in place
and with an appropriate intelligence at work
with some clear sense of purpose of power
of will to accomplish a role in the creation
One who is the Artist of a masterpiece
in whose Art he himself appears

“One morning Mother dropped an egg and asked
me if God was the same species as we are?” ~ Jim Harrison


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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6 Responses to Thinking About God

  1. I really enjoyed reading this


  2. Maureen says:

    I’m never quite sure what to think about God, but I feel His love around me…

    Liked by 1 person

  3. You said it all. Of course there is so much we don’t know about Him, but I feel as if it were necessary He would have told us. For instance, He gave us a clue about knowing Him by saying He put that knowledge of Himself within us, allowing us to have the choice. But knowing He put it there (how or when He didn’t reveal) He probably relied on our curiosity to do the rest.


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