WE COULD HAVE BEEN FRIENDS

I WALKED WITH YOU
  I TALKED WITH YOU
I ANSWERED
YOUR MANY PRAYERS
YOUR PLEAS
I CALLED
UPON YOU TO COME
TO COME DEEPER
AND KNOW ME
AS YOUR FRIEND
BUT
YOU BALKED
YOU DECIDED THAT
IT WAS BETTER
TO GET FROM ME
WHAT YOU COULD
FOR YOUR BENEFIT
YOU USED ME
FOR YOUR OWN GLORY
YOU DID NOT CONSIDER
THAT I GAVE MY ALL
TO YOU
OUT OF LOVE
SO THAT WE COULD BE CLOSE
SO THAT WE COULD BE FRIENDS

YOU WALK AND TALK
WITH YOUR FRIENDS
YOU WALK AND TALK
IN THIS WORLD
AND CALL IT
YOUR OWN
YOU ARE CORRECT
FOR YOU HAVE NO RIGHT
TO RESIDE IN
THE HEAVENLIES
WE COULD HAVE BEEN FRIENDS
WE COULD HAVE BEEN CLOSE . . .

NOW, I MUST ACT AS GOD
TO A WAYWARD PEOPLE
WHO KNOW NOT MY VOICE
NOR SEEK MY FACE
DO NOT QUESTION
MY ACTIONS
FOR YOU SEE
I TRIED
I LOVED AND I LOVED AND I LOVED
AND YOUR ONLY RESPONSE WAS
 "GIVE US MORE!"
I WILL GIVE YOU MORE
BUT NOT
IN THE ABUNDANCE
OF MY HEAVENLY RICHES
BUT FROM
THE WRATH OF MY HAND
AGAINST A PEOPLE
WHO ARE TRULY
FOREIGN
TO ME
WE COULD HAVE BEEN FRIENDS
WE COULD HAVE BEEN CLOSE . . .

BUT NOW
I MUST PUNISH YOU
FOR YOUR SIN AND REBELLION
I MUST PUNISH YOU
FOR YOU SEE
YOU HAVE GONE AGAINST
MY LAWS
YOU HAVE SLANDERED
MY NAME
AND SHED MUCH
INNOCENT BLOOD
YOU HAVE GONE AGAINST
ALL MY WAYS
AND I WILL PLACE A HEAVY HAND
UPON THIS EARTH
AND I WILL MAKE IT CRACK AND SWAY
AND IT WILL
GIVE UP ITS DEAD
AND YOU WILL
TREMBLE IN FEAR
BUT
WE COULD HAVE BEEN FRIENDS
WE COULD HAVE BEEN CLOSE . . .

I HAVE A FEW
WHO I CALL MY OWN
I HAVE MY
TREASURED POSSESSION
THEY ARE TRULY RICH
IN ME AND ME, ALONE
I CHOSE THEM
I CALLED THEM
AND
THEY CAME
THEY CAME
FROM THEIR LOVED ONES
AND THEIR RICHES
THEY CAME
FROM
THEIR JOBS AND PRIORITIES
THEY GAVE UP
THEIR RIGHTS
TO WHAT THIS EARTH OFFERS
THEY TRULY LOST THEIR LIFE
TO GAIN MINE
I LOVE THEM
WE ARE CLOSE
WE ARE FRIENDS

THEY WILL NOT
FEAR IN THE COMING DAYS
THEY WILL NOT
TREMBLE WHEN THE EARTH SHAKES
THEY WILL NOT
SHED A TEAR WHEN ALL IS REMOVED
FOR
I AM
THEIR TRUE TREASURE

WE ARE CLOSE
WE ARE
INDEED, FRIENDS!

Habakkuk 2



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