Trees by Joyce Kilmer

I think that I shall never see
a poem as lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

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God’s Omniscience: “Trees” is a poem that gives God the full glory. Kilmer calls the human “fools” because art made by man is just art. It is not is living and functioning like God’s beautiful art of nature. The poem is a proclamation that there is a God. God is seen in nature. In the poem Kilmer says, “A tree that looks at God all day”. This statement declares that nature is a reflection of God and when humans look around them, they may be reminded that God is everywhere and true. A tree can also reflect on God’s creation of men.

Kilmer Biography

Only God can make a tree’ – the fate of Kilmer

Impact of Christianity in America

Great background on the founding and gelling of American values in its beginning.
by Bill Connor

“Do not indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.” — George Washington

“America is a God-fearing country, with all it implies. … American religious commitment is a primary – the primary source, I think – of American exceptionalism.” — English historian Paul Johnson

With the recent death of Christian icon Billy Graham, America had the opportunity to reflect on his life and the importance of his Christian evangelism on the nation. Younger people learned in Graham’s various crusades starting in the 1940s, and learn a bit of the Christian character of America up through recent times.

Unfortunately, there are great and increasing numbers attempting to drown out the work of Graham and move America toward a secular state future. This side sees a thoroughly secularized government. They will claim that the “wall of separation” between church and state prevents public reference to God.

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God-fearing America

“America is a God-fearing country, with all it implies. … American religious commitment is a primary – the primary source, I think – of American exceptionalism.” — English historian Paul Johnson

American exceptionalism is real–at least it was real!