Indescribable, Uncontainable

It is tempting to believe that we understand the nature of God; that the dvine can be described and quantified. The truth is a Mystery utterly beyond what we can know or control.

The Scripture

Song of Songs 2:8

Listen! My beloved approaches….
Look! There he stands behind our wall, gazing through the windows, peering through the lattice...

Photo of a flower

The Lighted Darkness by Deborah Beach Giordano

Beyond Mere Knowing

I praise You, O God —
no not God,
for You are not
or pompous,
not rule-bound
or weighed down;
You are
Utterly Other,
beyond all naming and claiming.

I praise You
for life and being:
Yours and mine.

I know You,
in that space
of uncertainty;
that gap
formed by possibility,
and what we call

You are
No thing,
the eternal timelessness
which IS;

thundering in the silence,
wisps of dark radiance
just beyond my reach.

I praise You
for the grace
of Your hidden Presence,
for glimpses of peace
beyond all imagining,
for wisdom
born of yearning.

I praise You,
for life and being:
Yours and mine.