Sunday, March 21, 2010
How Could a Loving God?
Tell me, could a God of love
Bring war upon the earth?
Or grip a life in cancer’s curse,
Or maim a child at birth?
Tell me, could a God of peace
Delight in streets of crime?
Or shackle once-whole lives to drugs,
Or prostitute youth’s prime?
Tell me, could a God so wise
Take pride in filthy air?
Or look with joy on wasted streams,
Or wildlife, once so fair?
Tell me, could a God so just
Let guns control the realm?
And how could hunger waste the weak,
With justice at the helm?
I’ll tell you, friend, please take
The time to study in your Bible,
To see that God is not at fault,
But Satan, our arch-rival.
For once the whole creation bloomed
When Man first got his lease;
Full-binding through God’s spoken word
For love and health and peace.
But then pride’s fallen cherub came
To make his subtle play.
And pledging Adam power and fame,
He snatched the lease away!
Prince of this world, an enemy?
Most certainly he is.
But victory through Christ has come.
Repent and become His.
For time is counting out the age,
And soon the lease will end.
Then God through Christ redeems the earth.
On this you can depend.
How easily you bite the fruit,
And doubt our loving Lord;
And think that He designs it all,
While Satan goes ignored.
To hoodwink troubled souls to Hell.
The fiend whose major force
Is subtlety in fears and lies,
To block you from Love’s Source.
2 CORINTHIANS 4: 3, 4
But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.