If not for the depths of love and despair
Know I of God’s word and embracing care
Each moment of darkness, doubt or fear
Each loss, hurt, pain or tear
Awakens within a knowing sublime
God be ever present in blessings mine
A purpose unfolds, known be His hand
And held I in God’s loving command.
Rose Marie Raccioppi
The Creation of Adam (Genesis 1.26a, 2.7.) Michelangelo's portrayal of God's hand reaching out to Adam's
The Creation of Adam (fresco), detail from the Sistine Chapel ceiling.