god is not in the stained glass
of an old and musty church
god is not in the worn wood
of an ancient antique cross
got is not in the bible,
nor in any other book
god is not there.
do not seek him there.

god is in each life,
Seek him there instead.
god is in the flame,
of a candle for the dead,
god is in the laughter,
of a happy child at play,
god is in the sunrise,
in the breaking of the day,
god is in the sea,
in each and every wave,
god is in the echo,
of a footstep in a cave,
god is in the wing,
of an eagle flying high,
god is in the sand,
of a dune, so tall, hot and dry,
god is in the slam,
of an old screen door, i’m home,
god is in the tears,
you cry when you’re alone,
god is in the trees,
each quaking leaf they hold,
god is in the memories,
we share when we are old,
god is in the words,
of an ordinary note,
god is in the wind,
filling the sail of the boat,
god is in the painting,
the one hung on the wall,
god is in our wounds,
in every time we fall,
god is in the joy,
we feel with those we love.
god is in the olive branch,
in the beak of a dove,
god is everything around us,
if you look hard you will see,
everything that god is,
everything we can be.

capitalization later removed.