Thursday, October 30, 2008
The Wrong God - Christian Poem
Your god, your trust, the one you made,
The one you serve and lift up high above yourself,
Is just a lie.
The living God exists; was never made
By human will or human hands or human tools.
He is the truth.
Which god, my friend, will you now choose to serve...
The one you made, the one reflecting you?
Or him who is the truth?
They are turned back and utterly put to shame,
who trust in carved idols,
who say to metal images, "You are our gods."
--Isaiah 42:17, ESV
For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols, but the LORD made the heavens.
--Psalm 96:5, ESV
"Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, you survivors of the nations! They have no knowledge who carry about their wooden idols, and keep on praying to a god that cannot save. Declare and present your case; let them take counsel together! Who told this long ago? Who declared it of old? Was it not I, the LORD? And there is no other god besides me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is none besides me.
"Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other..."
--Isaiah 45:20-22, ESV
Photo and poem ©2008 James L. Swindle