My Visit With God

     “My Visit With God” is a poem that came quickly to me through the brief and unexpected return of my Muse on Thursday night last, yes, it is the same Muse who has been about as hard to find as Bob Seger’s “Sunspot Baby”* for around the past year or so. But I digress, the poem itself, came out of the blue and flowed like it had already been written and stored somewhere in the back of my mind. It covers a few different aspects of our relationship with God and provides a bit of innuendo, which I think/hope will set at least, some of us to thinking.

     Please enjoy it and comment if you’d like,

     Have a great and safe weekend,



God's embrace

Return of the Prodigal.

My Visit With God

I visited with God last night

without intent or invitation

but He welcomed me with open arms

as if He understood my situation,

I said; “Lord, I am a simple man

and weak in mind and spirit,

my soul is in a fragile state

and my faith resides right near it.”

He looked at me and smiled wide

and said; “My Son you’re not alone,

so many of My children

have wandered far from home.”

I asked; “Then why, do You love us still,

when we’ve turned our backs on You?”

He looked at me in bewilderment

and asked; “What should a father do?”

Should I disown you, one and all

and thereby damn My own creations,

or merely wait until your final hour

and then enjoy your lamentations?”

You see, My prodigals will return to Me

as the sands of time run out

and the atheist and agnostic too,

shall then shed their cloak of doubt!”

Jack Downing

Sept. 2015

* Sunspot Baby is a rousing song performed by Bob Seger (and the Silver Bullet Band?) which has become a “Classic” along with so many, make that, most of his songs throughout his extensive and very successful career.


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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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11 Responses to My Visit With God

  1. Mary says:

    WOW Very powerful. Thanks, Jack

    • Thank you Mary. I believe there is always hope for all of us sinners as long as we keep even the most tenuous of holds, on the tiniest of threads, attached to the very last row, on the hem of His robe. I’m hanging by that thread as it is. Maybe that’s the real message of:”Hang in there baby”. lol.

  2. loopyloo305 says:

    Wonderful Jake! Love you my friend and God bless!

  3. Denise Downing says:

    By far your best work!!!!

    Sent from my iPhone


  4. Blessings to you and yours.

  5. Don’t you love when a poem falls together as if already written? This is simply a lovely poem of blessing, hope and faithfulness, Jake.

  6. Thank you Audrey. It is as if they are planted somewhere in the recesses of the mind and are just waiting to be harvested.

  7. Denise Downing says:

    Love it and would like to discuss further with you. Love you

    Sent from my iPad

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