In light of the horrors we experience all too often these days with those who push Hate on all of us, I wanted to write something to remind me that Hate does not have all the answers, nor does it hold the power of the Universe. Whatever sway it has is only temporary and so I add my prayers to those of you who seek God and find hope in knowing the One who holds the future. I share this poem with you out of love.
Armed with Love
It used to be that Hate was wise
And walked the earth in thin disguise,
It made a fuss and caused a scene
And bullied people to be mean
And thought that it was right.
Then Hate grew proud and somewhat loud
And thought it drew a bigger crowd
If it just ambushed anyone
With no remorse for what was done,
And so Hate grew in might.
Love stood by and watched with awe
As Hate broke every heart and law
And wondered how to end the rage
That Hate brought to the human page
And Love bowed down in prayer.
Oh, God of all the Universe,
We sadly see things getting worse,
And wonder how to shine a light
Toward kindness, love and all that’s right.
Please keep us in your care.
Please hear us Lord, in this dark hour,
And take away Hate’s nasty power,
And let Love pour its remedy
On those too blind to really see
That you alone prevail.
Protect your children everywhere
And give them love beyond compare
To stand together arm in arm
Against the ways that Hate does harm
And cause Hate now to fail.
Stamp out the fear in every Soul
And show us, Lord, You’re in control
And keep us faithful in Your eyes
Standing firm against Hate’s lies,
And help us to be truly wise
Armed only with Your LOVE!