Monday, May 22, 2017

Falling Away...

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.
1 Cor.16:13


They cry for peace and scorn its Giver; fertilizing grief
They cry for truth and trample it with mutant disbelief
They cry for hope but do not understand its Hands nail-scarred
They cry for love but hate the One who is its very Word
They cry for joy while they destroy its temple with deceit
The cry for help while Mercy spreads its Stay beneath their feet

…while knowledge thirsts for more than college seems able to give
While hunger wails for more than food to find a way to live
While The One Way to peace-truth-hope-love-joy-help seems too hard
They weep and mourn and beat The Door that they themselves have barred

© Janet Martin

 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, 
or be troubled, 
neither by spirit, 
nor by word, 
nor by letter as from us, 
as that the day of Christ is at hand.
Let no man deceive you by any means: 
for that day shall not come, 
except there come a falling away first, 
and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

2 Thess.2:1-3 KJV

2 comments:

  1. All the more important we keep our eyes on we.

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    1. yes...lest 'we' fall way and become 'they'

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