Skip to comments.Change Course
Posted on 08/23/2012 7:48:37 AM PDT by elijah1757
A mighty sea, on right and left, or starboard-port you see
The waves not high, the wind just swift, seems satisfactory.
But straight ahead, the sky is dark, and from the sky are bolts
The clouds are turning darker still, the horizon terror coats.
The barque is tossed, the wind is sharp, the sea turns to a stew.
The hands take hold, the feet are braced, by passengers and crew.
Why fret this course, weve chosen here, we sail complacently,
Why question now, our past provides, well arrive assuredly.
Ah yes! for sure, a sigh is let, from all on manifest,
A glance connects the passengers and blindly they do jest.
But in the whistling stormy wind and cracking of the sails,
A sound is heard that doesnt seem to fit amidst the gale.
Oh, no, Its surely not a cry from passenger or crew,
That yelled aloud, weve lost a man, oh no, it cant be true.
Hey, what about, the course were on, begins an inquiry.
This hasnt happened, all the times, weve sailed formerly.
I know, I see, its plain as day, look starboard and to port,
But this suicidal, course were on, the captain wont abort.
We need a plan, to change this course, not question who it is,
Its not so difficult to choose, a course that is not his.
Hey, listen up, were changing course, Ive told my kids along,
That one must fight for what is right, this course is surely wrong.
Weve been asleep, and I for one, have sores and sins and whelps,
But on my knees, He spoke to me; the weak and lame He helps.
So heres the plan, were taking hold, the bridge that holds the wheel,
And going stern to shove aside the rudder, thats the deal.
Now understand, its just a start, a long way from home are we.
But certainly, and obviously, we choose a safer sea.
And then our course, well carefully plot, with our God in mind.
And plead with Him, leave all our sin, buried neath the sea behind.
This is our hope, to add some years, and live in liberty.
Our other choice, is stay this course, all buried here at sea.
And if you give even a cup of cold water to one of the least of my followers, you will surely be rewarded." Mat 10:42 NLT
If you knew how much I needed that. Great will your reward be in heaven.
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