Our oldest niece, Alex Hernandez and her fiance, Steven Sutis recently had their first baby — a beautiful girl named Evelyn. I wrote this poem several years ago and share it here with every good wish for happiness for Alex, Steven and Evelyn.
THIS SINGLE ACT
God touches us in many ways.
But perhaps He is most with us in our child’s first breath.
For, in this single act, which, for too many, has lost much of its
awesome mystery to the cynicism of time and science, the Lord of All confirms His presence in us, continues His
love for us and confers His powers on us.
In this single Act, God brings together all the majesty of nature,
the love of humanity, the
joy and hope that He controls.
In this single act, there is magic enough to bring reverence for
the power of Heaven.
In this single act, the hand of the Spirit – that part of Himself that
God grants every person – opens the door of our heart to show us the way to
For in this single act, God gives us another chance to redeem
ourselves by teaching this new
creation to find happiness, foster peace and rejoice in His glory.
Humanity cannot ask for nor expect a greater gift, for
In this single act, God proves His existence and grace, His
image mirrored in the eyes of
In this single act, we find our way back to God, whose love
brings us to the world and
shields us from its pain
In this single act we can truly justify God’s unending faith in the
ultimate goodness of the
(published in “Abundance — A Collection)