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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Great (07/06/06)

TITLE: How Great is God?
By Linda Watson Owen
07/13/06


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How great is God? Inquiring minds should know
that God the Great Creator of us all
is Great enough to miss us when weíre gone
and Great enough to find us in our fall.

Heís Great enough to grasp the farthest star
and hang it softly near a babyís bed.
Heís Great enough to wear a swaddling cloth
and then to lie where wise menís hearts are led.

How great is God? No mortal mind can grasp
the reasoning behind Godís choice to die.
What value could God possibly have seen
in this poor empty handed soul of mine?

How great is God? Imagine, if you will,
how greatness can stoop low and choose a home
inside the blemished hearts of sinful man,
and by His living there renew the soul.

Great is the Lord Who earthen vessels fill
with Love far greater than all virtue knows.
Come, Great Redeemer! Spirit, by Your Will,
instill Your Greatness here in man below.

Oh, Great is God, Our Father, Lord and King!
He loves us far beyond imagining!
Great is our God! Let all Creation ring
with Praises as all Voices to Him sing!



"Yea, they will sing in the ways of the Lord; for great is the glory of the Lord." Psalms 138:5 KJV


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Laurie Glass07/13/06
I find this poem soothing yet also uplifting. It's a great reminder to me of who God really is.
Melanie Kerr 07/15/06
A well written scene. I find myself wanting to know more about the main character.
Melanie Kerr 07/15/06
Oops - that was my comment for the previous article! This is the one meant for this one! Reminiscent of some of the glorious hymns we used to sing, particularly the last verse.
Rita Garcia07/17/06
You always amaze me, your writing is majestic and beautiful.
Brenda Craig07/17/06
My favorite lines

Heís Great enough to grasp the farthest star
and hang it softly near a babyís bed.
Heís Great enough to wear a swaddling cloth
and then to lie where wise menís hearts are led.

Beautiful, uplifting. Brenda

Jan Ackerson 07/17/06
I think you may be even better at rhymed poetry than at free verse (and you know that I think you're the Queen of free verse)--or maybe it's just that this one particularly spoke to my heart, especially the first 2 stanzas. This is awesome.
Pat Guy 07/17/06
I love how this progresses into praise! It's like you couldn't contain yourself anymore and just HAD to pen words of praise and worship! :)

Exquisite dear Linda! Exquisite!
Donna Haug07/17/06
First two stanzas were my favorite too. So great, yet came as a babe. Awesome
Ann Grover07/18/06
Beautiful and exquisite....

'how greatness can stoop low and choose a home
inside the blemished hearts of sinful man...'

Thank you......
Lynda Lee Schab 07/18/06
I thought this was beautiful. A very simple, yet profound message of God's goodness - no, His greatness! Gives me an urge to open up my Bible to the Psalms. I loved it!
Suzanne R07/19/06
I'd love to see somebody put this to music - it could be one of those classic hymns that lives on and on.
Jan Ross07/19/06
This is beautifully composed, displaying the greatness of God with creativity and praise. "Great" work! :)