Friday, February 16, 2007

Explaining Life in 194 Words

Small problems, daily ordinary concerns,
a matter of learning and doing;
the average person deals with life.

Catastrophic problems, immense realities
demand research, effort, mental engagement;
Concern mingles with confusion and irritation.

Unprincipled persons take advantage
to press for power and greedy gain;
weakness will be our downfall.

Consider Elijah of Bible fame: brave, determined.
Strong enough to believe in the one, true God.
Strong enough to confront the evil.

Consider Jesus: know what He said, know what He did,
Confronting the sin, calling to the sinner;
He shows us God, He shows us love.

Today, mounting disasters reveal
evil grows bolder, weak souls hesitate or cave in;
the devil lures us to destruction.

Success demands the prepared person,
God uses those few who are available;
The outcome is on His terms, not ours.

We need strong, secure belief in the Lord,
Strong, confident, yet desperate prayer;
God empowers each of us to do what is right.

Life is no more a child’s storybook, a simple song,
Reality is life and death, joy and pain, Heaven and Hell,
Our choices affect so many others, besides ourselves.

Life is a tremendous challenge, an astounding opportunity!

By Elaine Hardt ©2007

May you experience the love of Christ,
though it is so great you will never fully understand it.
Then you will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from God.”
Ephesians 3:19 NLT