The Jolt, the Life

Detail from "Fall" by Sergio Gomez
Detail from “Fall” by Sergio Gomez

Having been looked at by God, I had to and have to look at God.

(Søren Kierkegaard, Journal)


You – how can I call you by familiar names?

Only Thou seems fitting; yet You invade

Space, time, as though next to me, as though plain.

Yet You are not plain: You assault, You raid

Though never seen; You never seem so clear

As when unclear, as when, unlimited,

You stride above the limits of our spheres.

With one look from You, our world’s upended;

Living coram Deo is to live

Within, without, the leap of faith and doubt

Jolting sense to senselessness. Revive,

O One who gives and takes; turn out

Our involuted selves and show us how

To live before You, ever-loving Thou.

Published by Matthew Pullar

Teacher, writer, blogger, husband, father, Christian. Living in Wyndham in Melbourne's west, on the land of the Kulin Nation. Searching for words to console and feed hearts and souls.

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