Pivoting Moment   5 comments

This day in time history books will note

the chaos and destruction reigned down

on a country rife with hate, bigotry and strife,

when a unified spirit formed

to move things forward in a new direction

cannot stand with discord ripping factions apart,

weakening its statutes and laws enforced,

laws made to protect and preserve a sacred constitution

written for a nation that came together

birthed by patriots who firmly believed

that a country made strong

was a country destined never to fall,

and the song, “God Bless America” should include, “God Help America!”

Will we make it through tough times

together as one body, or apart, divided in the quest?

Or will it be a pivoting moment in time

when we watch with despair at its further decline?

Will we only stand and sing?

“America. land of the free and home of the brave”?

Or will we fall to our knees and pray

that those are not just words to a song,

but seek our creator who forgives us our wrong?

In spite of our misgivings and mistakes

will He not still bless and keep His word?

Will He not cry also, tears of heartache and pain

 because He was not invited in,

to guide us through these times

when our country teeters on a precipice to survive?

Have we become just a country

trying to hold it together, hurting on this pivoting day?

What kind of legacy will we leave behind to make it great again?

Will we welcome God back in?

__________________

Joyce E. Mannhalter © July 2020


 

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  1. God help the whole world, me thinks. powerful poem. 🙂

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    • Thank you Celeste, Yes, the world needs God’s help and a personal encounter with His Son, Jesus, and a revival to see healing and restoration in relationships, racial issued and justice, and respect for our laws and our president. So many needs.

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  2. and the song, “God Bless America” should include, “God Help America!”…What a powerful line Joyce. I have been musing about these very things on my blog “Notes From the Vicarage”.

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