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Opportunity in a Confused World

I wrote this poem a few months ago, and it came alive on its’ own (somewhat literally). I love when that happens. Being back in the world of secular University, I was hearing again old jargon I had almost forgotten about; Sentiments such as “There is not really such thing as truth,” or “Everyone has their own truth that is right for them.”

It seems a crazy thing has happened since I wrote this poem- and I might be wrong, but it seems that fashionable way of thinking is on its way out. There are not many people singing kumbaya on my Facebook feed these days anyway.

 Alright, I’ll let you read the poem- maybe read it twice, and then I’ll say some more.

 Free Thoughts Rise Up

“Thoughts are sand,” she said
And it was true;
Water them- they’ll clump
Together and glue.

“Beliefs are sand,” she said,
But culture dumps
Making builders chumps.

“Truth is sand,” she said,
“Pure volition
Follows what is felt
And casts a vision.”

“Call us all to shore.
Let the pot melt
Our portrait of man
In shades yet undealt.”

“In the great contest
All truth should stand,”
She said, bias unfelt
Pen poised in hand,
Ready to judge
Without scrutiny,
She approached the sand

And I sensed danger.
I sensed danger
For the sand life forms smiled,
Starting with a thought
And an idyllic plot.

But I sensed danger
Since crooked does exist,
Since evil comes wrapped up with bows,
Portraying what we want to know.

So I sensed danger
When she left the happy scene,
Each structure with a ribbon
Between its teeth.
All winners,
But the life forms
Lived to compete.

I saw them snarl,
Taking up their swords,
The tide turned like a flood,
And they all bathed in blood. Continue reading

Jesus has compassion on lost people, do we?

I am so happy today to have listened to preaching about the compassionate heart of Jesus Christ for lost people.  My Pastor spoke about what has been for a long time now my favourite text in scripture.  I find in them some of the most beautiful, joyful, sorrowful, and heart wrenching words I have ever heard.

Matthew 9:36-38 “When he (Jesus) saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless like sheep without a shepherd.  The he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest.’”

When Jesus saw the crowds, it is not as if he just looked out and observed that there were crowds of people.  He is the Son of God, and he knows all flesh, even our thoughts.  When he saw them, it is to say that he perceived their spiritual state- that they were dead, that they were blind, and that they were lost!  He saw that they were walking around aimlessly; ready to follow whoever would make a claim to know something about God, something about truth.  He knew all about the religious leaders who claimed to know the way to God, but were truly nothing more than hypocrites,  and extortionist who saw ‘godliness’ as a means of financial and personal gain.  He saw how they “tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to move them with their finger (Matthew 23:4)” and how they “shut the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces (Matthew 23:13).  Oh how deeply the Lord was grieved at seeing their terrible state! Continue reading