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OVER ALL, THROUGH ALL by Ruth Calder Murphy


"Logos" is a Greek word, meaning "The Word".
 It was used from the sixth century B.C. as a technical philosophical term that referred to the principal of order and knowledge. The Stoic philosophers, emerging in the third century B.C., identified the term with the divine animating principle pervading the Universe. 
Later, Philo of Alexandria (ca. 20 BC–AD 50) adopted the term into Jewish theology and in the Gospel of John (in the Bible) "Logos" is equated with Jesus Christ; "In the beginning was Logos (The Word) and Logos was with God and Logos was God." 
In the Bible, there is also a verse that describes God as being "Over all, through all and in all". This poem explores these ideas.
Over All, Through All, In All...

You are the light of infinite stars,
the silver mirror-moon.
You are the new-born babbling
of a mountain spring,
you are whispering leaves
and the pounding of ocean waves.
You are the beating of ten thousand hearts.
You are life itself;
You are Logos:
Speak.
"Ophelia"  a Watercolor Painting by Ruth Calder Murphy


Ruth Calder Murphy is a writer, artist, music teacher, wife and mother living in London, UK. Her life is wonderfully full of creativity and low-level chaos. She is the author of one published novel, “The Scream,” several books of poetry and one or two as-yet unpublished novels. She is passionate about celebrating the uniqueness of people, questioning the unquestionable and discovering new perspectives on old wonders. She is learning to ride the waves that come along—peaks and troughs—and is waking up to just how wonderful life really is. You can visit Ruth and view more of her art on her website here, or on her Facebook page


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