Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Future: A Fearful or Faithful Response?

The future will be an adventurous time, 
But I’ve never imagined such a scary thing!
More is at stake, there’s no turning back;
Tensions rising, uncertainties overwhelming.

Hyper-technological governments now able
To accomplish tyranny and destruction easily;
Greater evils are possible, everything is magnified:
Terrible personal and national calamity.

The future is a challenge to greater courage,
Sacrifice, thoughtful, well-planned preparation;
Time must be spent in search and analysis,
And for each of us, definite determination.

We must stand strong now, and encourage each other,
We must turn to our Creator God in honest prayer;
He calls us to obedience: see His power, love, and grace: 
Will it be fear or faith? I write this because I deeply care. 

  By Elaine Hardt ©2012