They are darkened in their understanding,
alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them,
due to their hardness of heart.
(a late season skipper clings to a leaf / Julie Cook / 2017)
Fragility now clings to a precarious and soon forgotten leaf.
The tattered and worn wings only possess a fading splash of the colors that once were.
The winds are shifting signaling a change is imminent.
Time is of the essence.
And yet the nations have hardened their hearts.
They stubbornly ignore the signs, the warnings, the words.
They are too busy caught up in the pettiness of their times..
drunk on an illusion yet fully digested.
Their ears have turned deaf.
While smug arrogance replaces the wonderment of awe.
Fearful amazement discarded for the bravado of self.
The hand was offered.
The blood long shed
The Hope clearly promised
And still they turn away.
And the faithful cry…Come Lord Jesus, Come
“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars.
On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and
tossing of the sea.
People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world,
for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.
At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and
great glory. When these things begin to take place,
stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”