HONESTY IN A MIRROR
No longer spoken in parables
But seen in a clear, crystal mirror,
A nation looks at last with honest eyes
And sees in the light of truth,
That the strength has slowly wilted
The beauty has steadily faded;
Days of old
When horses snorted for battle, hoofs pawed the earth
Warriors charged fearlessly
Overpowered all enemies.
Yet, days have faded
When beauty and strength walked together hand in hand
Arm in arm along the rich city streets
Protected by walls of power and authority,
Joy and gladness at being alive
Deepest heart satisfactions savored
As children gathered about in excitement
Homes filled with love and laughter of families.
But now, the God of Israel has been dishonored
The Shepherd Lord of Jacob treated poorly
The Jewish King of Jerusalem even turned against
The people of God’s destiny mocked and scoffed at,
As all the nations gather against the Holy City,
Even America the proud leading the way.
And men wonder why the fruit trees shrivel away
Fields wither, wells run dry,
Why the vines bear so very little
Why the country is being ruined by false leaders, soothing agents of destruction!
A nation of pride teeters
Staggers under the arrogance of the wealthy few,
The selfishness and apathy of so many
Insatiable appetites for every kind of entertainment.
As one empire falls into complete ruin
Another rises, high above all mountains
Even Israel the chosen
Judah a crown, Jerusalem the jewel,
The Jewish remnant in foreknowledge and the spiritual Jews grafted in
To shine most brightly,
Nations of the world will stand in humble lines
As servants, their leaders carry offerings of thanksgiving
Gifts of peace, gifts of honor
To the tribes of His delight, the flocks of His love,
Set before the eternal Jews, before their eternal King.