Who Will Dare to Stand Alone?
The world is at a standstill –
Leaning over the edge of a cliff.
When babies are abandoned;
Children are missing.
Mothers are weeping for their unborn babies
Who never lives to see the light of the day.
Where are the babies? Where are the children?
Young people are hopeless,
Suicidal and oppressed.
Parents are overwhelmed and stressed
Unable to cope so they surrender in defeat.
The leaders are confused because they lack wisdom
So they continue to commit folly day by day.
The world is falling apart –
Toppling over the edge of time.
It is the beginning of great sorrows.
There will be more confusion;
More death, more missing babies;
More weeping; more wailing.
How can we end this great calamity?
Who can straighten this crooked world?
The Church, who is called by His name, appeared powerless.
They see the chaos and they said,
“Let us pray!”
And they hoped that when they opened their eyes
The turmoil will disappear.
We need a John the Baptist
Who will cry out in this wilderness of trouble,
“Repent, for the coming of the Lord is near!”
We need a Jonah to preach,
“Yet forty days and Nineveh will be destroyed!”
We need a Moses, who will shout to the enemy,
“Let my people go!”
We need a Nehemiah who cares not about status;
Who is not too busy making money
And hoarding treasures in rotting vessels;
Who refused to compromise with the enemy
But rise up against injustices
To reinforce and establish unity among God’s people.
Who will make a difference in our world?
Who will dare to be a Daniel?
Who will dare to stand alone,
And proclaim righteousness to a dying world?
There must be dismantling before there is restoration.
It is time to go out to the byways;
Gather up the broken pieces,
The parched stones and the weary weathered timbers
And bring them all to the mountain of the Lord
So that He can put them back together again
And straighten our broken world.
Beverley Wright (October 2011)
Referenced: Matthew 3; Jonah 3:4; Exodus 5:1; Nehemiah, Daniel 1; Matthew 24
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