This Single Act

17626593_10210767291449981_309960978600125310_n  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.


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

our own.

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

human spirit.

                                                                                  (published in “Abundance — A Collection)

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