As I Reach For Holy Ground
Here I am in the state of Illinois, another crisis. They have desecrated our dead, so I was compel to write this, a poem for the living: As I stand here Lord Jesus, As I reach for Holy ground. My heart is overwhelm with grief, just sadness all around. They paid no respect for the dead, and disturb your Holy ground. So I pray for your strength, for me and others, Lord Jesus. For its your kingdom where we are bound. Lord I thank you for your understanding. Understanding that the spirit once lived is away from the body and with you. For its you that I trust Lord Jesus and I know the souls are with you. So thank you Lord, for your wisdom, for your Holy word is true. You said wickedness will increase, and it surely did, you said man would become more greedy and they surely did. You said you will come again, and yes I know this is true. So I sit here watching, watching and waiting for you, to come into full view. Yes, your word stands against all time, and ages. Man tries to do away with or get away with, but they cannot do away or get away from you or your word. Thank you Lord for your word. Thank you Lord for your power, and thank you Lord for your Loving grace. Thank you.
While pondering on this I looked to the Bible and look what it says in the Book of Psalms 10:12; “Arise, Lord! Lift up your hand, O God. Do not forget the helpless. Why does the wicked man revile God? Why does he say to himself, He won’t call me to account? But you, O God, do see trouble and grief; you consider it to take it in hand. The victim commits himself to you; you are the helper of the fatherless. Break the arm of the wicked and evil man; call him to account for his wickedness that would not be found out. The Lord is King forever and ever; the nations will perish from his land. You hear, O Lord, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, defending the fatherless and the oppressed, in order that man, who is of the earth, may terrify no more.” Yes it is an outright disgrace. Over 300 graves sites have been tampered with and counting. This was a wicked scheme, but we call on Jesus Christ for his strength and to bring into light, what was done in the darkness. It also says in the Book of Proverbs 14:13 “A simple man believes anything, but a prudent man gives thought to his steps.” It makes you wonder what was their thought when digging up people graves.
I like to call this situation bitter herbs, just another trail. It make me focus on the Book of Lamentations 3:32 it says; “Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men. To crush underfoot all prisoners in the land, to deny a man his rights before the Most High, to deprive a man of justice-would not the Lord see such things? Who can speak and have it happen if the Lord has not decreed it? Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that both calamities and good things come? Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord. Yes, let us all return to the Lord. Whether victim or robber, may we all pray and turn to the Lord.”
In closing, as I continue to reach for Holy ground, I turned to the Book of 1Peter 1:3 and it says; “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade-kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith-of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire-may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.” So what shall I say to this. I say Thank You Lord for your refine fire, for making my soul a salvation, Yes even for the grief in all kinds of trials that I have been through and for the ones to come. For I know you are there pulling me through. Again I say Thank You, All Praise and Glory to our Lord Jesus Christ.
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