The WAY - The TRUTH - The LIFE

The WAY - The TRUTH - The LIFE
Jesus said to him. "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me..." - John 14:6

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Will we value, will we forget, What is and was before us?

God looked down from His throne on high;
What He saw did pain His heart:
For all the earth and all the sky,
Was ravaged in every part.

Selfishness is where it all starts;
It's the root of every crime:
And evil did besiege our hearts,
As we vainly squandered time.

We all had drifted far away
From God's original plan:
And so, it widened day by day,
The chasm between God and man.

Now God in love, gave us His Son,
To die on Calvary’s Cross,
To pay the debt of everyone,
So our gain would be His loss.

But we still turned our backs on Him,
In the pursuit of our greed:
As our hearts grew dark, our sight grew dim,
And we forsook our primary need.

So we filled our courts with injustice,
And we confused love with lust;
And with hate, pain and prejudice,
Oppressed the weak and the just.

And all creation groaned in pain,
Under our ruthless regime:
The cry to be restored again,
Reached the ear of God Supreme.

The earth was littered with plastic,
And the sky was filled with smoke:
There was need for something drastic,
So, The Creator once more spoke.

He reminded man, that life and death,
Were not in the human hand:
And the universe, its length and breadth,
Were more than we understand.

Though this was not God's intention,
T'was not what He would have planned:
There was a need for intervention
Of His sovereign, almighty hand.

So, He sent a tiny virus, 
To bring us upon our knees.
To humble us and teach us,
That He's God who hears and sees.

Both the humble and the mighty,
Rulers, servants, rich and poor,
God allowed all, this tough and weighty
Situation to endure.

And while He locked us behind doors,
He cleaned up the mess we made:
The air, the forests, the oceans, the shores,
Nature's restored life displayed.

The animals are free again;
The birds are back to singing:
And after all the strife and pain,
There'll come a new beginning.

But have we learnt our lesson yet?
That time alone will show us:
Will we value, will we forget,
What is and was before us?

Eric A Trott
25th July 2020

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