He does not sit on a throne on high;
Afar in the distance way up in the sky
Offering us benefits in the bye-and-bye.
He is not a big Judge whom we must fear,
Doling out punishment year after year.
No! His Being is present and ever so near.
Theres no need to beg Him as you pray,
Pleading for His help along lifes way.
Hes with you constantly throughout the day.
Youre never alone through struggle and strife
Even though your problems be painful and rife.
Hes right there within you as your life.
Whenever youre troubled, heartsick and blue
And the question arises What shall I do?
Just look inward Hell answer you.
Hell handle your problems, large or small
Hes always there; you need only call.
He desires to be your All-in-All.
He is there within you, and Hes here within me.
He desires to be our sufficiency.
Just open the eyes of your heart and see
--Adapted from a poem by Grace Ross