The purpose of this special Shepherd Blog is to help people appreciate the Serene Expanse as a gift from God for securing quality of life--as prefaced by truth, justice, peace, health, shelter, and economic independence--by resolving human stress as an acute spiritual problem that overwhelms people and nations.
This Shepherd Blog special will run from March 15, 2010, to April 19, 2010
The Serene Expanse
Everybody owns a Serene Expanse,
It is our gift from God for peace and tranquility.
Peace and tranquility are important as life itself,
They are essential for a healthy body, mind, and spirit.
The serene expanse serves as a refuge for spiritual renewal,
Against the stress and pressures of an uncertain world,
God is overly generous with gifts of the Serene Expanse.
Every person needs shelter for sorting out issues and facts,
Nature caters to human needs in all faith relationships.
Nature is a mighty fortress for reflective meditations--
Truly, nature is a reliable friend.
All people are offered this haven of security,
It is our birthplace of oneness with God.
The Serene Expanse is a birthright!
God is with us at the Serene Expanse,
And creation, evolution, creed, and enlightenment unfurl before us.
Centuries of human wisdom and controversy melt before our eyes,
As we come to realize that strength is in diversity and tolerance.
The Serene Expanse is more than an experience in time.
This earthly replica of a perfect form in Heaven
Is truly inspirational.
The Serene Expanse
Is grace in action,
For God meets his pilgrims face to face.
He inspires the faithful with faith,
And we appreciate spiritual freedom.
We thank God for the Serene Expanse,
Where the beauty of nature is ours and we are his.
Copyright (C) 2003 by Kurt Koppetsch/Shepherd News Trust. All rights reserved.
(Excerpt from the book Era of Faith by Kurt Koppetsch, published by Shepherd News Trust, Inc.--www.shepherdnewstrust.com)
This special Shepherd Blog will run from March 15, 2010 to April 19, 2010
Starting on April 19, 2010, return to I.D. CRISIS, Series 9 of 20--God's Prophet Elijah and His Challenge.