The Lion and the Lamb


faded glory

I dreamed last night of a whimsical land
where the lion laid down with the lamb.
The people joined together hand in hand
and the lion laid down with the lamb.

My heart cried out,” Oh why can it not be,
more than a lovely dream in the night?”
Where the left joins right in the warm sunlight;
and the lion lies down with the lamb.

We’ve taken sides in this circle of life
as the war continues round and round.
Driven on by a common enemy
so the lion rages at the lamb.

I dreamed last night of a whimsical land
where the lion laid down with the lamb.
The people joined together hand in hand
and the lion laid down with the lamb.

   c.d.m.  11/7/12

        The political atmosphere of the present times, is quite disconcerting. Among friends and at times even family there is a division, a taking of sides. A simple statement can escalate into heated arguments. I am certainly not pointing fingers, as I am at times the more adamant in a ‘ discussion.’

How did we come to this cross roads of vision. When did the gulf grow so wide so as to possibly divide a nation. The same nation we have lauded as ‘ One nation under God; indivisible.’ Perhaps that line from the song holds the answer. Under God.
The dividing  line surely began, as a train of thought or belief began to seek acceptance, or rather demand validation. I never recall a time when any one was forced to gather with the believing, or demanded to believe. What I can remember was when one chose not to believe, they were left to themselves, and their ‘ beliefs. ‘  Perhaps remembered in the thoughts and prayers of the believers, but otherwise left alone.  I have never lived in a nation where it was demanded one believe and or participate in services. I would not want to live in such a land. Christians know, it is a matter of choice, and that God must draw a man to Himself, or no man will come.
You can not legislate righteousness or faith. At the same time you can not force unrighteousness on a believer, and be just in the eyes of God, or the law. For a Christian to stand up and declare abortion to be the slaughter of an infant, is part of their very being. To turn their eyes, heart and voice away from such an atrocity, is to turn their heart from God.
Even as Christians were at the vanguard of the abolitionist movement, and were at times slain, for what was considered
to be an interference in a way of life. So this black stain on our nation has brought about a similar atmosphere. Over 50 million infants slain in atrocious manners, is a bile in the mouths and hearts of Christian souls. Yet time and history have found the abolitionists to have been on the right side, of what ended in the civil war. I pray to God the same remedy is not found necessary for this division of hearts.

There in has come the quandary of the times. How does one stand in faith, and declare this sin for what it is, refusing to be a part of it, unable and unwilling to even hold their tongue, but to do so in the grace of and as a reflection of God.

How does the Christian stand and declare, ” those in leadership, are leading us astray and away, from the original blueprint of our great nation.”  Without entering into the projected vileness of those we are confronting.

If you want to make someone angry confront them with a differing mindset, in regards to that which they have adopted and grown comfortable with. No matter how meekly you may begin, when they see they can not change your stance, they will resist you and most times attack you. There stands the test, I sometimes find myself lacking in.

For in my heart I long for the days, when the gulf was not this wide. When people could agree to disagree, and the subject was not as detrimental to life and liberty. To the unity of a people, a nation. indivisible. This poem arose from this major perplexity in my heart and maybe yours.

                               In Christ alone is the answer, Cheryl.

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About Cheryl

I'm from W.Va. living in Ohio.married [38 yrs],with 2 daughters, 3 grandkids,and 6 step grandkids.Live on a small farm, and have been an ordained minister since 1984.My husband and I both work, he in a factory, and I as a private care-giver. Moved around a lot in my younger yrs. have been planted here 39 yrs. Love the Lord, my family, my country and my life. Glad to meet you.
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One Response to The Lion and the Lamb

  1. Lou says:

    You poem “The Lion and Lamb” is beautiful! I long for that day 🙂

    Lou

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