On the state of the union . . .

Proofreading this poem caused me to feel a little like a “doomsday prophet”.  Yet I know that God is a God, not only of love, but of judgment.  I think it important that we  take a sober look at who we are and where we are going as a nation.  May God richly bless you.  JD

Slipping Away

a teaching rhyme
by JD Collier

A nation once founded on solid ground
strong in conviction
wore faith as a crown
but soundness gave in to a slow degradation
eating away at the heart of the nation
and jeopardizing its soul

strengthened in hard times
darkness and bleakness
growing in stateliness
surviving with braveness
the  wars and depression
a future of brightness . . .
til with subtle aggression
it turned from the God of its birth

with political hacks
in drowsy awakeness
pretending a discipline
groping faux greatness
and the courts of the land
while making decisions
say ‘no’ to the sacred
with wholesale revisions
forgetting from whence they came

with marriage in sickness
hearts growing callus
clinics with swords leave a mother childless
with morals declining
not finding a bottom
producing of grapes from the vine of Sodom
fermenting of poisonous wine

and with sin guised as freedom
with little contrition
and cultural addictions
a common condition . . .
by scenes of our crumbling foundation
a sadness sets in  at the sight of this nation . . .
slipping away

“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.”  Prov 14:34 NIV

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance. From heaven the LORD looks down and sees all mankind; from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth —  he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.”  Ps 33:12-15  NIV

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