The traps were set

There was scurrying, fighting, fleeing

but what was truly set in motion

that day was confinement

It is not wise for a rat to invade

a Garden kept by a Master Gardener

It is not wise for the rats to steal

and believe that all will be well

Will Judgment come in time?

Will it?

More rats enter, sacks in hand,

ready, more than ready to steal

and the innocent are plundered

while the Master Gardener watches

When will action be taken?

When will the greedy thieves

be punished, removed?

When will the Master Gardener

determine that the sooner He acts

the better?

The innocent are abused,

beaten, stolen from, slandered,

accused of vile deeds . . .

and the suffering is that of those

betrayed by loved ones

The suffering marks the heart

in wild contempt

because faith was the banner

all their days

and they spoke of the Father's Strength

and Power

and Compassion

and Justice

but on this day

nothing is done


Is suffering something God enjoys watching?

Does He feel like Justice is being done

to allow mankind to suffer?

Where is the God of the Bible

when the innocent suffer

and the faithful are denied care?

Is He hiding behind a tree?

Is He on vacation?

Does He not hear the moaning, the groaning?

Does He not see the pain and anguish?

If you can't call for God's help, then who?

And the days ended more of the same

The people awaited a Savior

The innocent were abused

The poor became poorer

The hungry more hungry

The distraught had lost all hope

and still . . .  there was not Justice

or Compassion shown

Are we in transition?

Is this an era where God

refuses to act on behalf of mankind

despite the promises of help

etched in stone?

You know we are hopeless without God

We are a race which will utterly destroy itself

because we have sought freedom to do as we like

and pleasure which hardens the heart

We have chosen riches and entertainment

We have chosen to walk the way of the lost

but say we have found salvation

Is God waiting for us to come clean?

Is He serious about Psalm 51

and that repentance is the key?

What does He want from us

so that we may receive HIs help again?

Let's give it a try:

Pray Psalm 51 daily

and we will see

that the abusers will be reported

the thieves plundered and all that they have stolen

returned to the innocent

the poor will be provided for and built up

the hungry will eat and be filled

the wise will return to Scripture

and see that there are indeed, conditions

for the Blessings from on High

(Read Deuteronomy)

The rats, well . . . the rats will surely die

But wait, why is our performance necessary for God to act?

Is His Love conditional / controlled by our responses?

"And unto you, a Child is born, to us a Son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders.  And He will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."

Isaiah 9:6

Salvation comes as a Gift

A very expensive Gift

for all who will receive

But the blessings of God

are for those obedient to His Word,

who follow His Ways.

who love Him with abandon

Start a New Day

Call in the counselors, priests, neighbors,

friends, teachers, pastors, parents, sons, daughters,

but none will counsel you perfectly

or give you the Peace you crave

They are finite, mortal, with limits

and you seek them out to cure, to heal,

to bind up, to cast out, to deliver,

to strengthen, to give peace . . .

and they are but finite, mortal, with limits.

A New Day starts

as your repentance is real, alive

penetrating, establishing a foundation

of Life and Purity, Righteousness

and New Indelible Hope

Psalm 51

and may the God of the Heavens

Breathe on you His Life

in such measure

that you are fully His

fully born of HIs Spirit

Complete, Whole, Sanctified





Full of His Life Giving Spirit

Obedient to His Words

Baptized in His Love

Covered and Sealed and Protected

by His Blood

"This is what the Lord says: 'Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.'"

Jeremiah 6:16