Cloudburst: Before and After

The title of today’s Cloudburst Poem may lead you at first to a different line of thought. The subject, however, is God. Here’s the first stanza, out of the three, to give you a taste of what you missed in the email.

Before a man first opened his eyes,
And long before the Child was born,
Before the horizon saw the sun rise,
Before the grain grew in the corn,
God Was, and Is, and ever will Be.

Many a Bible verse speaks of the eternal nature of God. A favorite is in the greeting of Rv 1.4-6:

From John, to the seven churches that are in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you from “he who is,” and who was, and who is still to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ – the faithful witness, the firstborn from among the dead, the ruler over the kings of the earth. To the one who loves us and has set us free from our sins at the cost of his own blood and has appointed us as a kingdom, as priests serving his God and Father – to him be the glory and the power for ever and ever! Amen.

His eternal nature is one of many reasons to break out in praise.

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J. Randal Matheny

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3 thoughts on “Cloudburst: Before and After

  1. *Standing up* and cheering! Wow. This is undoubtedly my favorite poem of yours. All. Time. Favorite. Pasting a copy of it in my Bible. Will make auditors sick of hearing it. 🙂

    1. 🙂 So glad you liked it, Rick! Thanks, that’s an encouragement if ever there was one.

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