Tag Archives: standing in the gap

IN THE BEAUTY OF THE LILIES…

The Lily of the Valley came,

So many people would besmirch His name…

Willingly He died

For sin was crucified,

Once for all time was killed and maimed.

Jesus Christ was unrecognized,

Some who did hatefully shut their eyes…

No difference today

When bigots look away,

Claiming it’s the Christ who told them lies!

Disciple of Christ, choose today,

Will you follow Christ or what men say…?

Men and women rise

To meet in Paradise,

Even if by death, by friends betrayed!

Social bullies replace Nero’s torches,

False news rumors published are hot scorches…

Christ was not immune

To what folks assumed,

Will you join Him or the devil’s forces?

Stand up now, defending Mike Pence’s honor,

If we don’t soon we’ll be the goner…

Evil ranges ’round

Looking for unsound,

Believers ignoring God will be no stronger!

–Jonathan Caswell

THE MAN SUNK DEEP!

In the Slough of Despond,*

He had to carry on…

Overwhelming

In his realm he

Had to make good his respond!

It seems he alone,

Keeps his wife from a nursing home…

Medical too

Help him through,

But today he nearly was done!

Mice in mounting clutter,

Eviction is possibly suffered…

Not the first

Time they were cursed,

By piles of stuff discovered!

His health downturns,

While a living he earns…

How long can he drive

Staying alive,

Giving it up is what he yearns!

His new C-PAP has less

Air pressure so he must adjust…

Harder to sleep

Or fall fast and deep,

It’s tempting to make a big fuss.

Things working out slow,

Maybe guilt for something down low…

Wrangled a photo shot

Did he need it–perhaps not–

But for it his conscience feels low.

–Jonathan Caswell

*Slough of Despond..a place of extreme discouragement as portrayed in the allegory written by John Bunyan…entitled ┬áPILGRIM’S PROGRESS.