book II: chapter 8-9

O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! ‘For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?’ For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory for ever. Amen.” (Romans 11:33-34,36)

The Divine Ray

Just as the eclipsed sun would blind
The human eye which dares to peer,
The Divine Ray would blow the mind —
Knowledge of God must be veiled here.

The human mind, weak and impure,
With its senses, cannot perceive
The Divine Ray which stays obscure —
Only by faith can we believe.

She wraps her veil about her mind;
Enclosing all her faculties.
The night, at first, seems like she’s blind;
She’ll come to learn its subtleties.

A breeze of peace frees her from fear;
Veiled in her faith, the Lord draws near.

May the Spirit guide us in the ways of unknowing, that our eyes may be opened to the Divine Ray through the veil of faith.

(c) Paul Buis, 2003