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My God Is God – A Poem for Thanksgiving

2014.11.24 - placardI did a bit of reading that focused on idolatry recently, and it captivated me again that John says to Christians today, “Little children, keep yourselves from idols” (1 John 5:21). As I pondered how my own desires can draw me to worship something good in the place of God, this poem came out. As God is the provider of all joy and gives good gifts besides, we can be thankful that He allows us to find our greatest joy in Him. We also give thanks for all the good gifts He gives besides.

My God Is God
David Huffstutler
November 18, 2014

My God is God. He is not me,
Not the things I hold or see.
My God is not this present life―
My work, my children, hobbies, wife.
My God is God, and only Him.
If God is god, I worship sin.

My God is God. He shepherds me;
Upholds the things I hold and see.
My God provides the joys of life―
My work, my children, hobbies, wife.
But joy in full and without sin
Is found in God, and only Him.

Thanks be to God for God. Happy Thanksgiving!

About David Huffstutler

David pastors First Baptist Church in Rockford, IL, serves as a chaplain for his local police department, and teaches as adjunct faculty at Bob Jones University. David holds a Ph. D. in Applied Theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. His concentration in Christian Leadership focuses his contributions to pastoral and practical theology.