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Topic: STEAM (12/03/15)
- TITLE: Watchmen
By Janice Wappel
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Their heads were bowed low; the streetlights were out.
Sitting in darkness; and praying for God's Light.
Believing their God, would make wrong-into right
But, where was their God when they needed Him most?
He was silent; and they needed Him to be close.
Confused, with their guard down-the devil now spoke.
"Where is your faith; has it gone up in smoke?"
Watching them squirm, he was so satisfied!..
"Can't your God can't hear you- have your prayers died?"
Now was the time for a full blown attack;
They simply could not have, a counterattack.
With hate in his eyes, and harsh, caustic words,
He swooped down for the kill; like a flock of birds.
Hand- feeding them fear, and his voice like black mold;
"What happened; did your God leave you out in the cold?"
"So, God doesn't hear your hot, fervent prayers;
Are you are no longer His sweet little heirs?"
"ENOUGH" they shouted, in one accord,
"Our God is Chairman of this board!"
"You seem to have forgotten your hot, steamy fate-
God always comes through; but for you- it's too late!"
"So, take your doubt and your fears, and head to the lake-
The lake- prepared for you; you venomous snake."
"Stop spewing your vaporous gases our way;
Our God hears us, and has not cast us away."
The devil then snarled, and growled in dismay-
These Christians weren't in the mood; for his devilish play.
Stronger now, the saints stood-backs erect-watchful
Mindful-of the hostel enemy attacks.
Lifting their arms; their joyful praises rang out.
"OUR God reigns, and it's time for a turnabout!"
"Satan, BE GONE, our God is now in charge;
And you have earned a much needed; discharge."
The two friends smiled, and returned to the bench.
Their hearts and their minds; no longer in a trench.
This time; they remembered what God had called them to do;
Pray and resist- become God's watchmen on the wall.
I have posted watchmen on your walls...never be silent day or night. You who call on The Lord, give yourselves no rest...
And the devil who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur...
Submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
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