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January 28-30, 2022

 

Gods Blessing, Gods Forgiveness

 

they may be doing what you approve

you may really enjoy knowing they do it

but your approval doesnt default as Gods

nor does it follow that your blessing is also His

He does not bless simply because you, or I, approve

we live as we can bless as He blesses

 

they may be doing what you despise

you may even condemn them for doing it

but your sentencing doesnt default as Gods

nor does it follow that your judgement is also His

He does not condemn simply because you, or I, despise

we live as we forgive as He forgives

 


 

I wrote this poem on seeing the various reactions to the "Freedom Convoy" that made it to Ottawa this past weekend; I have friends, brothers and sisters on either side of the road. Some will bless those in the convoy for standing up for freedom and human rights. Some will condemn those in the convoy for their reprehensible words and actions. Both speak as though God will bless and condemn right along with them. But that's not how it works. God does not bless a thing simply because we're pleased with it, nor does God condemn a thing simply because we despise it. God blesses and condemns on His own measure, not ours. We are to follow His lead, not He ours. By doing His will we live.

 


God's Blessing, God's Forgiveness

A poem by Peter Rhebergen
Copyright 2022
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