Alone in a vast sky tent of blue covering
Clothed with white, yet feeling very isolated
As a small island at times lost in huge sea waves,
Like the Prophet Elijah of old
When he fled far into the desert
Surrounded only by a barren wasteland
The blue sky as a harsh tent above
Scorching heat, cramping muscles below,
Hunger and thirst satisfied only by the heavenly Lord,
The Living One who sustains His own!
In the days of our present world
Circumstances overflow with conflicts within and without
Storms created by others swirl about
Endless people tired and worn out struggle
The many, whom are frustrated, discouraged and restless
Always tempted by anger and fear
Easily manipulated, even controlled,
The “evil one” as the constant predator at the heart of trouble
Savage and ruthless at all times
In every possible way
A “liar and a murderer”;
Compassion and kindness lost in the winds.
But anointed Elijah patiently endured,
Passed along his anointed role to Elisha, his brother and companion
Another zealous servant of his God Most High
Steadfast and faithful, true to his God of Truth, Lord of Hosts
And Israel’s eternal destiny!
Oceans seem endless and deepest to mankind
But fit within the Hand of the Lord easily,
The majestic sky goes on forever and ever
Yet, but a mere Breath of our Creator.
As the early Jewish Prophets and present Messianic believers
The Church, the Body of Christ scattered in nations
We are never alone,
Our Shepherd Creator remains intimately near
Even to our heart and soul,
Our Redeemer at our side constantly
Heartbeat after heartbeat, breath after breath!
Perfection in sight…Gary Bertnick