Saturday, August 11, 2012

Higher Mammal

Higher Mammal  – June 26, 2012

Where are the heroes?
What happened to the brave?
Courage seems too rare
Honor vanished and gone

Moved by nothing
Except selfish pursuits
We throw away eternity
Sell it for finite possessions

Seek for security in a job
For peace in a home
For love in a significant other
Eyes on all but the creator

Settle for the mundane
For life with no adventure
Predictable days with little risk
And for nothing to aspire

Don’t believe in the eternal
Nothing but a higher mammal
Born, learn, breed, and die
Hope but an abstract thing

Never asking why there’s a hole
At the center of our existence
Never filled and never satisfied
Always left wanting

Somehow blinded to our need
Believe ourselves good and yet
By what standard are we measured
A deep question for a mammal

Wake up and look back
Over a life gone by
Wondering where did it fly
Terminal existence pricks us

Searched for answers
But rejected them all
Grave causes desperation
Hope waking in renewed thought

Start the questioning again
Creator waits and is unafraid
No question being stupid
With eternity on the line

A toast to the seekers
For those who seek truth
Unsatisfied with weak humanism
They find truth in one so named

Monday, August 6, 2012

My Lazarus Journey

Hard is the road
To where a new future begins
Narrow the path
That leads to promises fulfilled

Can’t reach my destination
On the strength of a broken heart
So many dreams died along the way
Not sure if any remain

My hope lies barely breathing
Like the flutter of tiny wings
Clinging to life by finest thread
Who will dare to save me?

Does anyone get me?
Does anyone care?
Does anyone want me…
More than what I can provide?

Maybe I want more
Than what any human can give
Maybe my hearts longing
Can only be filled by my maker

Though I wish nothing more
Than to leave this pain behind
Though I’d rather be
Far away on the other side

I am deeply committed
Heels dug in and clinging tight
To the promises You made
My Savior and friend

No other has been so faithful
No other has in every moment
Through joy and sorrow
Been ever at my side

For now I know you carry me
My faith but a tiny thing
Put to shame by a mustard seed
Praying your faith replaces mine

An empty vessel
A lump of clay
I lie here
Awaiting your strong hand

Awaiting the artist’s touch
The old man ready to die
Sacrificed my longed for son
At your blessed request

Restore my dreams
Breathe life back
Into these dry bones
Call me back from the dead

For my very marrow cries out
For your presence
To call my heart your dwelling
To cleanse every dark corner

For now dear friend
I wait quiet in the night
Anticipation my companion
And a new dawn approaches

Understanding Forgiveness is a Long Journey

Pardon my sarcasm
Forgive my lack of p.c.
But where would we be
Without the curious?

Want me to just conform
Kowtow to your ways
But I look in the mirror
And no lemming do I see

Pardon my French
But, you’re a follower
Nauseatingly gullible
Intellectually dishonest

Follow the tides
Of popular tripe
Winds of change come
And you’re long gone

Say I’m a fool
Call me anachronistic
A freak following
Nothing but a lunatic

Many ways to God?
You say it’s true
But everything can’t be
Wind carries away the chaff

One day holy fire
Will leave only the pure
Absolute truth standing alone
All that remain, on their faces

Gone like winter snow
On a sunny day forgotten
Your empty philosophies
Betraying you and your kind

And the risen Son on his throne
Will cast his rays day and night
Holy light evermore shining
The darkness never to return

And you will be blotted out
Forgotten and melted away
No page in any book 
No word to recall your existence

And we your martyrs will rejoice
Our tears replaced with laughter
Bruised backs straightened and healed
Arms raised and voices lifted

Songs to our Maker and Savior
Sung strong and true
Our melodies carried to His ears
Living water to our hearts

So let this be a warning
And a call to turn aside
For the end of the story
Written and bound

Our creator’s long tale
Of humankind is winding down
The Truth is ascending his steed
And will soon rescue His bride

Seek him in your unbelief
Search for Truth and you will see
Once revealed it always bears fruit
And your eyes will be opened

While you still have breath
Answer the quiet call
Truth’s whispering for your attention
Repentance will open the door

Weep now for your many transgressions
From knees confess missing the mark
Find comfort that we’ve all found
Our hearts wanting and needy

Find the peace that has eluded
The hope always out of reach
The grace and mercy of your victims love
And then understand forgiveness