You created the Heavens,
And established rules for life on Earth, and all creation.
The Israelites of old thought that God caused all bad things to happen,
That all was ordained of God.
While I don’t know if that’s true – I know good things are ordained.
I know bad things might be given permission to pass.
For what reasons, I’ll never know until I enter Heaven myself.
God’s got some crazy plan, with all his foreknowledge.
I believe in a God of all control,
But see humans as powerfully-enough creatures,
To cause serious damage
To our Earth, which you gave to us to steward in your name.
We damage our own people in tremendous ways, also.
Instead of us dwelling in present a Temple, God resides in us.
The Psalmist, possibly David, spoke of being in God’s courts, basking in his glory.
The crazy thing is,
We are now God’s Temple!
God lives in us!
Let us bask in his presence in us and around us.
Instead of asking for forgiveness each time from God,
God has legally wiped the slate clean.
We owe no debts to God.
Instead of us sinning and God forgiving us over and over again,
We are declared not guilty,
Because if we had to ask for forgiveness every time,
The Old Testament proved already we kept failing at that.
God had to create a new plan.
Things had to be different when Jesus arrived.
Jesus had to show things as they really were,
Not righteous great,
And sinners failing,
But all equal under God’s eyes.
God does not show favoritism to the righteous,
But equality to the sinners,
And shows grace to all.
Jesus had to put the world upside down,
And declare the rain came to the righteous and the unrighteous,
And the servant was the Leader.
Alleluia and Amen.
A poem in response to the growing Calvinism in America’s Christianity, as well as the revolution Jesus brought when he came to Earth. Everything is different now with Jesus.