Pools of crimson stain the streets.
People running, hiding, covering themselves and those near them,
Fear ensues, then pain, followed by anger and rage,
Faces and heads shrouded in black,
Too cowardly to show themselves,
Thoughts of waging a righteous war against those who don’t believe as they do,
Brainwashed into thinking they are doing this for their god.
Misdirected, searching, groping for something to believe in – something to hang on to,
Do they find peace in causing others pain or in ending lives?
Where is the righteousness?
Blood flows from a beaten, smitten corpse,
Hanging on an instrument of torture,
This One not taking life, but giving it through His own precious blood.
That is righteousness, bought and paid for the ugliest of us.
Refreshing, cleansing rain falls softly on an eager earth,
Thirsting for relief and longing for renewal and rebirth.
The tears of God bring respite for the dying soul,
He gave His only Son to fill a gaping hole,
The hole that widens every day,
When we forget to turn to Him and pray,
As branches dance and lightening fills the air,
I think of Him who takes away each care.
We see the need for God’s power to inspire us once again,
To cleanse our hearts and wash souls in His refreshing rain.