Cherish Poems


How vast a universe! On every side
Crowded with worlds like ours it rushes out
Into a darkness infinitely wide.
Who, looking at the vastness, does not doubt
Man’s meaning sometimes, seeing him so small
Beside the flaming swarms of stars and suns?
How can the Lord, having to care for all
This glory, find time for such little ones?
But when I feel dwarfed by the vastness of
The world, I think how He, whose throne is space
And footstool is the stars, is also love
And of my heart has made His dwelling place.
How little God must have regard for size
Who looks upon us with a Father’s eyes!

James Dillet Freeman