Thursday, January 28, 2010

Daily Ponderings: Malachi 4:1-2

"Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and that day that is coming will set them on fire," says the LORD Almighty. "Not a root or a branch will be left to them. But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings." ~ Malachi 4:1-2
Stubble:  the basal part of herbaceous plants remaining attached to the soil after harvest.

by Helen Lewis

Once upon a life
A plant so full of potential
Now decapitated by the enemy
You have lost all your senses

Ruin has become your path
You have lost control of what you'd become
Your ability to drink life is lost
The light had ceased to be a gift of energy

You're a standing corpse
Constantly deteriorating
Moisture from the rain and dew
Now support those that seek your destruction

Life has left you
Your roots now refuse to anchor
And leaves withdraw from light and warmth
Your choice and influence are no more

With winter and rain...
Your chance is decay
With summer and heat
Your chance is fire and destruction

Soon no more
Just like him who is arrogant and an evildoer
Soon its ashes trampled by the righteous
And become dust under his feet

Made to be a hand of your maker
To give shelter and love
Now you're ashes - trampled,
Blown away and forgotten

I call on the Lord: awake my soul
Lest I'll be harvested by the enemy
Fill me with living water
And open my heart to the light that gives life.
~ o ~

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