Unknown Numbers

(Psalms 8:3-4, 139:17-18, 147:4-5, Jeremiah 33:22, Amos 5:8, Matthew 10:30, Ephesians 1:19, 3:14-21)

Squinty eyes taste seasoned air,
A perfect shell hides again,
As castle walls turn to sand.

The breeze blows each strand of hair,
A star drops behind the veil,
Great lights rest on the unknown.

Green needles breathe mountain air,
Shivering before the night,
As flurries dart in the sky.

The breeze blows each strand of hair,
A star drops behind the veil,
Blankets rest on the unknown.

Precious thoughts from holy air,
Ride the vastness of the deep,
As I awake from my sleep.

The breeze blows each strand of hair,
A star rises from the veil,
New rays rest on the unknown.

Behind the lines

This poem celebrates the Omniscient Creator. God alone can name the stars and number them. God alone knows how many fish are in the ocean. God alone numbers the grains of sand by the sea. God alone numbers the unique snowflakes and all the needles on evergreens. God alone can count the hairs on every head.  God alone knows all about what we consider the unknown. He is God and there is no other.

Now consider this Psalm:

How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
If I would count them, they are more than the sand.
I awake, and I am still with you.
(Psalm 139:17-18 ESV)

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