I Have Felt His Presence

I Have Felt His Presence

Here
and faraway
Near 
and every day…
[present, now, especially today]
O magnificent Ocean
You are but a drop of water
held within His hand
[Behold His glory]
Every sparkling glimmer 
dancing upon the sand
[Look closely]
I have seen His glorious work!
But where sand meets sea
is where He anointed me…
Rendezvous
Splendid and beautiful place
He has chosen His merciful grace
as a gift imparted to me…
My Lord blesses me
here by the sea
Alone~
I seek His grace and loving-kindness
Behold
He kisses me with Sun and warmth
Caresses me with 
 gentle breeze
He embraces me with loving light
Heals me with salty air
and cleanses me with 
His foamy, 
green waters of righteousness
of whom shall I compare?
None I dare.
Praise Be To God
I see His glory in every hue of blue 
of the sky
and wonder why
He would choose me
from the land
as part of His unfolding plan. 
*Originally shared with modifications for Random Journal Day (June 30, 2012)
Originally written 1997
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14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Brian Miller
    Jun 11, 2013 @ 21:07:55

    i see his glory in every hue…we are surrounded by his touches if we are looking for them surely…smiles…lovely dawn…

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  2. Laurie Kolp
    Jun 11, 2013 @ 21:19:42

    The ocean is like that for me, too. To feel and recognize God's presence is the most beautiful thing in the world.

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  3. Recovering Church Lady
    Jun 11, 2013 @ 21:31:08

    Glorious!!

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  4. Angel
    Jun 11, 2013 @ 21:57:44

    This is so beautiful, Dawn. Love how God reveals his glory through creation and moves us to write about it.

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  5. Beth Winter
    Jun 12, 2013 @ 02:02:32

    What a gorgeous testament to your faith and gratitude. Beautifully written.

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  6. Dolly @Soulstops
    Jun 12, 2013 @ 03:17:33

    So lovely and peaceful, Dawn…linking behind you at SDG 🙂

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  7. Björn
    Jun 12, 2013 @ 07:31:25

    A lovely hymn, to what we can be grateful to.. think it would fit to be sung…

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  8. Jennifer - The Deliberate Mom
    Jun 12, 2013 @ 15:29:20

    So beautiful! So inspiring! He is good… He is great.Wishing you a lovely day.xoxo

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  9. Mia De Vries
    Jun 12, 2013 @ 16:25:42

    Dear DawnOh yes, the beauty of nature is just the most incredible gift of our Pappa to us! I recall a divorced friend of mine who told our Pappa God that she has no one to give her flowers on her birthday. He told her to look out from the window and all she could see was a field of flowers. He told her this is His bouquet to her!!Much love XXMia

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  10. Lisa notes...
    Jun 12, 2013 @ 19:36:35

    ” But where sand meets seais where He anointed me…Rendezvous”Me, too, sister! I never fail to see his awesomeness where sand meets sea. His presence is everywhere we go, but it's especially evident at the beach.

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  11. Shelly Miller
    Jun 12, 2013 @ 23:06:06

    This is lovely. I live at the beach and feel the same way. Nice visiting from IP.

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  12. Elise Parker
    Jun 13, 2013 @ 00:00:25

    What a beautiful poem. Thank you!

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  13. Anonymous
    Jun 13, 2013 @ 08:19:54

    There is a psalmic quality to this, Dawn, which is really special. I love beaches and have had many special moments on them. Recently, however, I have felt very alone …

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  14. Denise
    Jun 17, 2013 @ 10:25:43

    Beyond amazing.

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