A child skips through the flowers
Innocent children run through fields of tall grass
Laughter and shouting surround
Even fun songs trumpet from their mouths,
The enthusiasm of God’s children rules this lush garden
A sensitive place of kindness and assurance
An “oasis of peace” in the desert world;
Seen by too few as a good stretch of caring
Where tenderness expresses a gentle touch;
Love reigns supreme here
Just as New Jerusalem one day to be revealed
Just as the radiant Spirit of Messiah atop Mount Zion
Sovereign in power and authority!
The unshakeable destiny of our God, unstoppable,
All rebels, all the stubborn ones who resist
Given to foolishness and dark appetites
Will be swept away like dust
Carried away in the swift winds of sudden judgment
Cast as refuse into a pile of waste
The tragedy of mankind
Those who forever reject the “Hand of Truth”,
The spike-pierced “Hand of Love” held out from above!
The Anointed One walked the Earth to save
To deliver, to gather all His own like a flock,
And to crush the enemy of life;
And, even now-
Who will follow this Shepherd of Eternal Peace?
Who will walk the radiant narrow road of Truth
That leads to God’s Temple of living jewels,
His “Forever Garden” of Majesty,
His flowers of unspoken everlasting beauty?