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Poem: His Presence, Our Sweet Obsession!

They say true happiness comes from wealth
They say fulfillment can be found in life’s fleeting riches
They say you can find love in nature’s material possessions
They say joy resides in the strangest of places
But men have gone and seen, yet they keep toiling
Like a troubadour traversing for a treasure he can’t fully explain
The souls of men scampers around, toiling in futility, groping in the dark

But, cheer up! We have the panacea. A cure that no one can contest
It is His presence!
His presence we know.
In his presence, we find a love that words cannot aptly describe
In his presence, we defy medical knowledge
In his presence, science is ridiculed
In his presence, gravity is made a mockery
In his presence, logic is destroyed
In his presence, anything, with an exception of nothing, is possible!

When life’s storm rages, when the pressures of life weighs in on our shoulders, we are buoyed and strengthened by your lingering presence, your soothing hand, your comforting voice caressing our soul and unleashing our faith.
When anguish threatens our heart and fears dares our guts, your presence hovers upon us like a cloud, orchestrating our path and giving us a brood shoulder to lean on.
When it appears like our life has reached a standstill, when the world and it’s system makes a mockery of our faith, when our bank statement is reading a different thing from our statement of faith, we are unperturbed, undeterred, unfettered and undazzled. For we know the Excellency of the presence which we carry.
When the world walks out on us, when friends and loved loves give up on us, when the night is soaked with our tears, we remember your presence. Your reassuring words that you are always with us, even unto the end of time.

And we have one word for the devil!
You seized to be a factor 2015 years ago. You are still not a factor today.
Throw your best shot, fling your sheer dexterity, rage as fierce as you can, bark as loud as you can muster.
We know you, you are just bullish. A defeated noisemaker. An eternal non-factor. A caricature of the finest breed.
Just watch us, as we continue to soar in his presence!

One thing is for sure
We know that our future is bright
So bright that the world might literally need sun glasses to see it.
Your presence is our obsession
A sweet obsession we relish
Your presence is our captivity
A happy captivity we will always crave
Your presence is our heart-beat

This thing we know beyond any iota of doubt
In your presence
Anything is possible….. Your presence is our obsession, our sweet obsession!

*Dedicated to the most important person in my life, God!


  1. In His Presence. Mountains melt like wax. The earth quakes. The waters rumble. Sammie, you have said it so well; I marvel at His awesome presence.


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