MECHANISM

God winds the mechanism
of the human heart.
Delicate balance wheel,
and all interdependent parts,
whir to life, 
then
cease in predetermined silence 
at the exactly correct time
approved and set
by Him who existed
before time was
marked by man.

What fool dares think
he improves upon
God's works 
in others' lives,
by imposing his own 
clock-stopping
presumption?

That can be only the one 
who, beating against
divine wisdom,
interposes his monkeywrench  
into the flawless exactitude
of God's supernatural works.
-Nancy Spiegelberg

Scripture
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
Psalm 139:16 (NASB)

Mechanism

God winds the mechanism
of the human heart.
Delicate balance wheel,
and all interdependent parts,
whir to life, 
then
cease in predetermined silence 
at the exactly correct time
approved and set
by Him who existed
before time was
marked by man.

What fool dares think
he improves upon
God's works 
in others' lives,
by imposing his own 
clock-stopping
presumption?

That can be only the one 
who, beating against
divine wisdom,
interposes his monkeywrench  
into the flawless exactitude
of God's supernatural works.
-Nancy Spiegelberg

Scripture
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
Psalm 139:16 (NASB)
Text  2000, 2001 Nancy Spiegelberg 

© 1968 - 2001 Nancy Spiegelberg All Rights Reserved

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