Thursday, February 22, 2018

In A Moment

      In a moment, brief, brief moment
We held and cried and prayed
Pleading for a miracle
Not sure what to say . . . 

You were here for a fleeting moment
We longed to see the person you will be
Yet our hope doesn’t reside in this life
Our hope resides in His Word

The things we take for granted now
So precious if we'd look around
The days that fly through our lives
We should grab one in our hands

Though only here for a brief moment
You experienced love stored for years
We trust that all things have a reason,
Yet struggle with the death of our dream

The full grasp of your life,
Someday we’ll come to know
God's ways are not our ways
One day darkness will be banished from the dawn

Faith and wisdom are worthy goals
Our questions are not a sin
We struggle to see God in the deepest pain
When hope is left for dead

But He is there, He walks with us
His mercies are new each day
He promises to never let us go
He will make it right on that glorious day

(Dedicated to Michelle Nicole Lee)

Music and Lyrics by: Byron Lee

Friday, February 16, 2018

Evil Never Rests

In the book of Numbers we see the people of God (Israel) approaching the Promised Land. They had just finished defeating the Canaanites, and the Amorites, and were approaching the land of Moab. 

Balak, who was the king of Moab, asks the prophet Balaam to curse the approaching people of Israel. This strategy failed. So Balak came up with a new plan. This new plan involved the cooperation of his prophet Balasm, and the key was seducing the men of Israel with the women of Moab, as then feeding them food which had been dedicated to their idols. The people of Israel fell for this scheme and the result was that God punished Israel by sending a deadly plague.

We can see from this story that the plans of evil didn't stop when the first scheme didn't work. They merely shifted their strategy. The second plan was simple, corrupt the daily choices of what God's people ate and seduce the men with the beautiful women of Moab. 

Within days God's people went from being blessed to being enemies of God. From being protected to dying without warning. From victory to despair.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Victim of the Blues


Listening to the radio

With his head hung low

He don't know what to do

Putting on her make-up

The girl she's not giving up

She's got a lot to do

The boy he hurts deep inside

Pain he just can't hide

He can't believe they're through