Monday, June 18, 2012

God is Good




Creation groans, the world is fraught
With turmoil, hate and grief
It longs for peace, but there is naught
As doubt spawns unbelief
But still, one truth steadfastly reigns
Though oft misunderstood
In spite of evil’s corrupt gains
God is good

Since Adam’s fall mankind must toil
And till the cursed dust
Sorrow’s fruit leaps from the soil
Stained with our sin and lust
Yet, over mortal’s hopeless pall
We see a cross of wood
Where Living Hope declares to all
God is good

Though hatred wields its fearful sword
Feigning death’s victory
Though many curse creation’s Lord
Denying Deity
Above, beneath, without, within
The power of His blood
Flows ceaselessly for our sin
God is good



 

2 comments:

  1. Just because you can put the idea to verse does not make it true. Your idea that "God is good" is fraught with inaccuracy.

    The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.

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  2. CA, I'm a little confused at your response...maybe I'm mistaken about what I thought an atheist is.

    It is so easy to misunderstand God's love and His goodness but that does not mean it does not exist. The one thing I am constantly trying to grasp and never will is His infinite love and grace for man. you responded at an awesome time. I posted the link at the top of my side-bar to a series I am in the middle of listening to entitled What is Christian? It is written to those who call themselves Christian. A LOT of food for thought. And then it raises the question What is love?

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