Contemplating 1 Peter 4:19 in the New English Translation (NET Bible)
So then let those who suffer according to the will of God entrust their souls to a faithful Creator as they do good.
At Always, God
In the beginning, it is God.
Creator of beauty and mysteries
that startle us each day,
it is God who makes us, and
makes life and beauty so grand.
Starting our lives fresh and clean,
with that smell of baby hair,
it is God who labors to make us love,
who loves us to accept us,
to gracefully embrace us.
In the sun, as we grow and move,
it is in the son, where we feel
the light, and see in the light, and
too often head off into the shade,
and the light yet shines around us.
In the light now we grow,
and daily we yearn to know,
and in the imagination where we live,
we seek meaning,
to find a master, as we, disciples, seek.
And then there comes revelation;
the Spirit who fills us, and
is with us, and speaks to us, is powerful.
We are transformed, and
in this grand creation,
in this gorgeous light.
We are with Him.
(c) Tom Bolton, West Allis, 10 August 2014