Friday, December 19, 2008


Only God in all that is known and unknown can claim such a title as "Divine"
Is it even possible to fathom the full implications of such a selective term as this?
To be divine...

Nothing is impossible
Imagine something
Imagine something so great you can't even fully imagine it
A divine being can do it

Try to contemplate every "super-human" quality ever conceived
Books, comics, magazines, fairy tales, fiction, nonfiction, and more
A divine being can make it all seem ridiculous to even waste the time thinking about

Divinity means omniscience, omnipotence, omnipresence, and immutability
God is exclusively divine
Only He can and does know all
Only He can be and is all powerful
Only He can be and is everywhere
And Only He is and forever will be the same

Can any even comprehend the concept of knowing everything?
There is nothing new that can ever be added to His knowledge
He is eternal and there is an eternity ahead for infinite things to happen
And only He knows them all

There is no limit to infinity, this is its very definition
And yet even infinite knowledge cannot escape Him
He is beyond limitless if something without limit is subject to Him

Can any even attempt to understand the ability to wield all power?
There is no power that is not subject to Him
He is so powerful, that He can even limit his limitless powers out of love

Can any even try to realize being everywhere at once?
In the infinite expanse of the universe and beyond He is
He is One being and yet also everywhere
Given all eternity and infinite speed, no one could ever leave His domain

Even the limitless infinity of space and time are limited to Him
Just the thought of being so great as to have something
Without limits limited to Him is beyond all mortal understanding

Can any even try to reason how He cannot change?
He is everywhere, and everything changes, and yet He does not
He dwells in his very servants - all whom change - and yet He does not

Only a divine being can do these things and more
All beyond all understanding of "possible"
And still care enough to send His Son for mankind

A thought even perplexing in itself on infinite levels
Why would a limitless God limit Himself as so?
How can He be Three in One?
How...Why...I don't understand...?
All questions frequently gracing the mouths of man...

But all that must be known is His Love and our inferiority to His divinity.

- Daniel Z. Garrett -

Love and the Love of Power

For before even man, struggle for power was witnessed
The high angel Lucifer wished to surpass his great Creator
From this, one third of all angels have fallen and sin known

Some seek it through material wealth or fame
Others try finding it in education, prestige, or honor
Many more have tried finding it through military prowess

It is an animal instinct, scholars say, to wish to be elevated
The sense of superiority and dominance somehow satisfies
Yet, it only drives many to thirst it more after the first taste

So rare to find a soul content in this deeply lost world
People would rather reign here in flesh than later in spirit
For to many, it would be an investment in the vast unknown

Even many Christians find it hard to sacrifice now for then
They believe, but they cannot see beyond what is physical
Or they rationalize the reasoning behind their selfish pride

It is natural to seek great power; it is a desire of the flesh
But, only a few really know how to wield true power now
For these men and women know the true definition of love

They have given their lives to the One who gave His for them
Their love for Him is above all, and their love for family second
Their love for friends and even enemies rises above themselves

- Daniel Z. Garrett -

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Worries of a First Date

Anxiety compounds itself within as I arrive twenty minutes early to my six 'o clock date.
For thirty-five minutes, my feelings range from worrying about one thing to another.
Finally the taxicab arrives.

But wait!
Though I am patiently waiting, fifteen minutes after and she is not here!
I pay the cab driver $5 and apologize for the delay.

After ten minutes more pass, her 4 minute walk has led her to new position.
From behind me, she announces her presence.
My heart worries she did not hear me just say she was twenty-five minutes late to the driver.

The ride over is small talk, but then again the whole night is.
I explain that I left her birthday present in my room as we drive by.
I worry she does not already find me incompetent.

We walk into the restaurant and are promptly seated.
Of course, now my nerves decide to start sending a billion mixed signals to my brain.
We read the menu and talk.

Shortly after a waiter comes and we both order water.
I question if I should not have ordered water and if I made her feel as if she had to order water.
I dismiss the thought as probably unfounded.

She receives a couple texts - no big deal.
Conversation seems to be flowing (in my opinion)
Until I receive a phone call.

The call is important, so I excuse myself from the table.
I apologize profusely as I return.
I begin to wonder how many things I can botch and still have a chance at a second date.

Things continue on; we receive our meals.
She begins looking at me in what I feel is probably a good thing.
But my eyes won't stay fixated on hers!

No matter how hard I try, I can't for more than but a few seconds.
I've never been good at eye contact...really.
But will she think I just don't like looking at her?!?

I try and joke it off, but I don't believe it works.
I hope that she doesn't think I'm insecure (even though I am).
I pray that this is not the straw that breaks my chances.

I call for a cab ride back.
I pay for the bill which is surprisingly low.
We talk some more as we wait for the cab.

On the ride back, we talk a little more.
I pay the driver as we step out.
We say good-bye and we part our ways.

The walk back my mind races.
Despite the hitches, I still enjoyed the brief date.
But the final question that haunts me, did she enjoy it enough...?

- Daniel Z. Garrett -