Life rushes by at flurried pace
Unless I clear some sacred space
To adore the Source of all gifts good
And grace appears to change my mood
My thoughts return to traveled miles
That reapply forgotten smiles
I live again sight, sound and smell
Deep thanks drawn up as from a well
Wind, quake and fire weren’t sent to save
As Elijah watched within the cave
Grand drama passed, so we have heard
In whispered silence was God’s word
Soul take time on this holy ground
Remove your shoes don’t make a sound
Awareness dawns … a Face of God
Was just discerned upon this sod
Find words of thanks now to employ
As you recall the slightest joy
His presence comes and won’t depart
Christ inspires a grateful heart
So imagine He is speaking clear
You feel His heart instead of fear
Mirrored thoughts? Yes, this can be
For He says we are His poetry

Hebrew poetry is not like most of the poetry in our culture. Instead of word rhyming, it is especially about thought rhyming. This kind of poetry genre is scattered all throughout the Bible. There is a famous passage in Ephesians 2:10 – For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. This word “workmanship” is the Greek word from which we get our word poetry. The implication is that we are in the kind of authentic interactive relationship with the Trinity that equips us to “thought rhyme” or “mirror back” to God and people the grace and truth that He has within Himself. God actually has made us capable of synchronizing our thoughts with His. Neuroscience has discovered “mirror neurons” that activate in the right hemisphere of our brains and function faster than spoken words. Might this ability be the key to hearing the “still small voice” of God as Elijah did? Sometimes God does dramatic miracles, but most often, it seems He delights in working more usually, subtly and quietly deep within the hearts and minds of His children so that we become His favorite instrumentation in this world! 

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