THANK G. O. D.
Good Orderly Direction’s evident
throughout the universe, as science shows,
from which it’s easy to surmise intent
by which our very consciousness arose.
Though some personify this cosmic mind
as “God,” a father-figure in the sky,
by whom the universe was once designed,
our sober scientists don’t deify.
But nonetheless there’s some intelligence
that’s manifest and now expressed in us;
why not suppose a Being who’s immense,
benign, kindly disposed, not ominous—
if only to have someone we can praise
when we feel blessed on our exuberant days?