ROMANS 8:28 IN THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES
Been reading early chapters of Acts
And how God’s Spirit impacts…
The way we refuse
His commands to use,
Thus wearing armor with cracks.
Christ said, “to the ends of the earth”
But found a marked dearth…
Leaving Jewish frontiers,
Believing what Christ was worth.
In point of fact, former Greeks,
Were the first to make Gospel leaps….
To Samaria prime
And give an Ethiopian time
To find the God each one “seeks.”*
It really took a Saul
To get them to move at all…
Pointed out need
To take it beyond that city wall!
The Romans finished the job
By seventy A.D., with a mob…
Which trashed the place
And the Hebrews disgraced,
Pillaging and leaving just sobs.
Saul turned to Paul baptized,
Who Jerusalem gladly subsidized…
With the writing on the wall,
Church must grow or fall
Is something still to be realized.
Have we really learned anything new?
Mainline churches are dying too…
Spiritually if not in numbers
While others are reaching out with real Good News!
*I know, I know…I’m mixing past and present tenses here! Hence the word “seeks” in quotes. Shame on me!!!!