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I cannot comprehend our great Creator’s mind, how every galaxy he perfectly designed - how every atom in the universe is his, ordered and known by him, as all creation is. No eye has ever seen, no ear has ever heard, no mind ever conceived the secrets known to him alone. No mind can fully grasp the myst'ry of your ways - joyful the heart that trusts and gladly renders praise for such an awesome love that sent your Son to die. How could that love extend to sinners such as I? I may not ever know why you would choose to show your grace to sinful man – though once concealed, through Christ revealed. Unworthy are my words your glory to express; loosen my tongue O Lord, your praises to profess. Though we don’t know in full, we know enough to trust that you are perfect, wise, all-loving, good, and just. No eye has ever seen, no ear has ever heard, no mind ever conceived the secrets known to you alone. "...as it is written, no eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him - but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit" ~ I Corinthians 2:9-10 Written 7 Nov 2005 Submitted to: 2022 Poetry Marathon Mile 9 Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Mark Toney

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Date: 7/29/2022 7:23:00 AM
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Date: 5/16/2022 1:40:00 PM
Beautiful!
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John Watt
Date: 5/16/2022 3:56:00 PM
Grace, thank you for reading and encouraging with your comments today.
Date: 10/30/2020 2:17:00 PM
John, your work is amazing and such glory to God, my friend. God bless you always. ...heart that trusts and gladly renders praise... wonderful words.
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John Watt
Date: 10/30/2020 5:50:00 PM
Giving glory to God is my desire, Carol. Thank you for the blessing of your kind and edifying words ~ John
Date: 10/30/2020 11:42:00 AM
Hi John! Congratulations on your Lifetime membership! I enjoyed all the ones that got sent to my inbox, especially this one and your ekphrastic response to Van Gogh’s Starry Night. I love all your descriptions and expressed thoughts on these. I really felt for your niece in “Winter Antidote” too. There’s a lot of pathos in that one. Don’t ever stop writing. Have you ever published a book of your poems?
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John Watt
Date: 10/30/2020 12:53:00 PM
Hi Jennifer, thank you for the reads, the congrats and the kind words you share about the poems you enjoyed. You are thoughtful to ask if I have published, I have only self-published some chapbooks. You are quite generous to bless me with this lovely comment ~ thank you.
Date: 10/30/2020 5:46:00 AM
John, Enjoyed your poem, especially the lines: "Unworthy are my words your glory to express -Loosen my tongue O Lord, your praises to profess." Keep it up.
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John Watt
Date: 10/30/2020 12:49:00 PM
Michael, it's nice to meet you. I greatly appreciate you taking time to read a stranger's poetry and reach out with such a thoughtful and encouraging comment. Thank you also for pointing out the lines that meant the most to you. Enjoy your day ~ John
Date: 5/25/2020 1:36:00 PM
I see this received a POTW. You really deserved it, John!
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John Watt
Date: 10/30/2020 12:48:00 PM
Thanks again.
Date: 5/25/2020 1:36:00 PM
I am going to see at least five of the poems on your list. If I already commented to them, I will move on to the next. Then I need to get off here
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John Watt
Date: 10/30/2020 12:47:00 PM
Thank you for your diligence and ongoing poetry friendship, Andrea.
Date: 4/27/2020 3:42:00 PM
One of the best poems of praise I have read, reminds me of the Psalms, this is definitely a fave poem of mine, thanks for sharing John, God is so worthy of praise and we are so unworthy of his love and grace, this one made my day!
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Date: 4/28/2020 11:53:00 AM
John, thank you for taking time to read and encourage! I am a reader, singer, and lover of the Psalms, so that reference is especially appreciated. Thank you for the fave, and a hearty amen to God's worthiness of praise! Blessings ~ John
Date: 4/22/2020 12:03:00 AM
A mystery from ages concealed but now in Christ revealed. I can't help but to thank God for a gift like you. I was really blessed reading your poems this new dawn. God bless your beautiful heart my dear friend. Love and hugs!
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John Watt
Date: 4/22/2020 1:02:00 AM
I am grateful you were able to stop by and be blessed by our great God, and pass along the blessing of your kind comments to me. Thank you! ~ John
Date: 4/19/2020 12:00:00 AM
John, Congratulations on this wonderful poem of praise - POTW. So glad I started looking at the POTW otherwise I would have missed your inspiring words! So happy for you! Blessings!
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Date: 4/19/2020 12:54:00 AM
Sam, if potw means more people will read about how awesome our God is, then that makes me happy. I'm glad you were able to grace the page with your friendly eyes. Always happy to give or receive a visit from my poetry friend. Blessings to you ~ John
Date: 4/18/2020 7:52:00 PM
With perfection and magnificent work the potter molded. Christ our Lord willingly gave his grace to free us from sin. A gift you been blessed to write a beautiful verse in His name. Congratulations on POTW
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John Watt
Date: 4/18/2020 8:00:00 PM
Thank you, Eve. Your words of encouragement mean so much. Glory to God. Be well and safe. Hugs ~ John
Date: 4/18/2020 2:36:00 PM
oh and did you know this is #7 on best new poems list. you are a rising star, John! Well, I have had my fill. I am not wanting to face the "contest" with ten entries. hahaha. But I need to force myself. Lord give me strength!!!
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John Watt
Date: 4/18/2020 8:01:00 PM
Thanks, my friend, I wasn't aware.
Date: 4/18/2020 11:23:00 AM
Blessings to you for this wonderful poem. Beautifully expressed.
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John Watt
Date: 4/18/2020 12:33:00 PM
Thank you, my poet friend! Your words are affirming and appreciated.
Date: 4/17/2020 10:20:00 PM
I think of myself as a Christian John but as a Physicist too, while I trust in Grace I find life on this plane more difficult to fathom! If we do not have immortal timeless souls, how does life even make sense? Am I more than a dream God has whose actors somehow have free will? If I exist in God's dream though I am truly immortal if God is real! My hope is that my musings make him smile and that He grows in me as I grow in Him! Might God wonder WHO made Him? Be blessed!
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John Watt
Date: 4/18/2020 12:35:00 PM
Blessings to you as well, Brian, and thanks for the musings. Romans 11:33-36.
Date: 4/16/2020 12:24:00 PM
aha!! Here it is. Something to be proud of: your first POTW! I feel bad that I never took track of my honors here like POTD, etc. I don't know if there is a way to look them up any more! I should have written in the "about poem" boxes that I got those awards! Learn from my mistake and start doing that.
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Date: 4/16/2020 12:38:00 PM
Thanks Andrea for taking time to find this and leave your uplifting comment. Have a great day, and stay safe. Hugs ~ John
Date: 4/16/2020 4:10:00 AM
Hey Johnny Watts...enjoy the honor my friend...great spiritual write...Congrats!! on POTW!! :o)
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John Watt
Date: 4/16/2020 9:09:00 AM
Thank you again Wings. You have always been such a great encourager to me! ~ JW
Date: 4/14/2020 10:37:00 AM
John, congratulations on POTW with this wonderfully penned poem, very deserving, enjoy the honor _Constance
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John Watt
Date: 4/14/2020 11:09:00 AM
Thank you, my friend. You are a dear heart! Have a blessed day.
Date: 4/13/2020 9:25:00 PM
In Romans 5:8 (NIV) it states "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us" He took our place. That is Unconditional Love. "Though we don’t know in full, we know enough to trust" You are correct my dear friend. Your thoughts take my heart to the sky. This is so beautiful and tender. Inspiring. Congratulations John, on Poem of the Week. :) Brandy
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John Watt
Date: 4/14/2020 11:11:00 AM
Such a wonderful verse to be reminded of, Brandy. "He took our place". That's the message of Good Friday and Easter Sunday in a nutshell. I'm glad you found this inspiring, my friend. Your words make me smile, and your affirmation is a gift. Blessings today ~ John
Date: 4/13/2020 4:11:00 PM
John, your prayerful poem lilts with lyrical loveliness, spiritual richness and depth. Especially striking is the beauty of humility conveyed in this amazing and profound thought; 'How could that love extend to sinners such as I?' Though I highlighted this one, every line is magnificent in its expression of surrender and awe for the almighty Creator. Congratulations on your well deserved POTW honors. I hope you and yours enjoyed a wonderful Easter, my dear friend. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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John Watt
Date: 4/13/2020 4:23:00 PM
Susan, my heart always jumps to see your comments, knowing what care, time, and affection for poetry you weave into each one. Your warmth always shines through, and I am honored to have you as one of my lovely friends here on Soup. Thank you for your interest in this poem and your kind congrats. Our Creator is indeed worthy of our deepest thoughts and admiration. I appreciate you! Fondly, John
Date: 4/12/2020 9:03:00 PM
This is so beautiful and a lovely tribute to His holy power John. Congratulations on having this reverent poem honored with POTW! So fitting for Easter. xxoo
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Date: 4/12/2020 11:15:00 PM
I've sure appreciated all your good vibes today, Connie. Very blessed to have you as a poetry friend. Be safe, and enjoy those grand kids even if it's on FaceTime!
Date: 4/12/2020 5:06:00 PM
"Though we don’t know in full, we know enough to trust" so eloquent a line among wonderful others! Indeed, a limited mind unable to conceive God and the mystery of His creation.. yet, empowered by Faith, we are enabled to see, feel and believe! A great work with so profound thoughts and powerful surrender to the Almighty God.. I so much enjoyed reading your poetry, John. Congratulations on your POTW honour! A well earned recognition.. My deepest regards and blessings.
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John Watt
Date: 4/12/2020 8:37:00 PM
Besma, you are always so wise in your insights and so generous with your affirmation! It is a blessing to know others who feel and believe these humble thoughts about the almighty Creator. Blessings upon your household, my poetry friend!
Date: 4/12/2020 4:59:00 PM
Beautifully expressed. Thank you,
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John Watt
Date: 4/12/2020 8:26:00 PM
Thank you for yourvisit, Richard.
Date: 4/12/2020 4:13:00 PM
Congrats on potw
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John Watt
Date: 4/12/2020 8:30:00 PM
Thank you from far away, my British friend.
Date: 4/12/2020 2:24:00 PM
Perfect choice for POTW John, very appropriate for today. Happy Easter. Tom
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John Watt
Date: 4/12/2020 2:26:00 PM
Tom, I appreciate your continual flow of uplifting words and encouragement to your fellow poets. Happy Easter to you, my friend ~ John
Date: 4/12/2020 2:03:00 PM
A wonderful write of surrender...Congratulations John on POTD Happy Easter to you and yours...
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John Watt
Date: 4/12/2020 2:24:00 PM
Glad you liked it, Arturo and thanks for the congrats. Happy Easter to you as well in these strange and uncertain times!
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