Defining God


How would you describe God who is spirit and defies description. To understand the spirit of God, the patriarchs and prophets of old described God using tangible terms people can understand. Does this take away from who God is? No, I think it only helps us with a glimpse of understanding. If we had all the details there would be no need for faith. John wrote, “In the beginning was the Word… and the Word was with God and the Word was God…the Word become flesh and dwelt among us…”  He later describes Jesus as Light… the Light of the World…. giving us some tangible descriptions so we can better comprehend our faith in God. Jesus became God in the flesh. People throughout the centuries continue to attempt to define God.

Defining God

Seems we expound most

On what we do not know

About what we cannot prove

Grasping every hint of truth

Making it our own

Searching for the God we cannot see

Recreating in our image

Male we created him

Something tangible

Our personal perception

Of the invisible God

Works much better that way

Personified in nature

Emotions just like ours

Amazing how we claim

Inspiration Authority and Truth

For what we really know

So little about

Most call that faith


Painting: Dwight L. Roth


4 thoughts on “Defining God

  1. Wonderful poem, very humble. It always makes me laugh when I hear people talk about God as if they are an authority on the Divine. Your Madonna’s face is beautiful, such a lovely expression she has and very modern with her long blue tressés.

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