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June 28, 2020

 

On God Being Taken Lightly

 

we are cautious to say almost anything

to or about almost anyone these days

judgement comes crashing down

like a suddenly angered ocean

overwhelming everything in its path

Public Wrath is severe, immediate and merciless

takes no pause to question legitimacy

views forgiveness as a stranger

knows mercy as the only option it will not consider

we walk upon eggshells

as through a mine field

 

yet far to too many of us use no such caution

in our thoughts and acts and speech

toward and about and around our God

our God! Whose wrath is just

and though deferred, far more severe

than any man could conceive

our God! Whose judgement is righteous,

which, tempered by an infinite mercy

puts the best of men to shame

why are we unafraid to belittle Him

Who is most unworthy of our joke

 


On Seeing God Taken Lightly
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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