Sunday, 26 February 2017

Psalm 12

10 Minute Daily Retreat - Read the Word of God with a prayerful heart.
By Louise Crossley (No. 231)

Help, LORD, for no one is faithful anymore;
    those who are loyal have vanished from the human race.
Everyone lies to their neighbour;
    they flatter with their lips
    but harbor deception in their hearts…
You, LORD, will keep the needy safe
    and will protect us forever from the wicked,
 who freely strut about
    when what is vile is honoured by the human race.


Like. Like. Like. Help, LORD.
‘You’re amazing. You’re beautiful. You’re talented’. Help, LORD.
He’s awesome for his financial status. Help, LORD.
She’s a winner for her great job. Help, LORD.
They’re good people for their social skills. Help, LORD.

Flattery and deception feeds the wicked and the vile
While faithfulness and honour lay starving
clinging to vintage values
Strutting freely is our disposable society
abundantly supporting – with tongue not heart

Arriving in 2017; the dawn of ‘trending’
I worry
But only for a micro-second
For eyes don’t lie
And now and then the kind eyes surface
Not as a collective but an individual

I go home to my 2017 life
And clean my heart
For the LORD is talking to the ‘good-enough’ too
When He promises…

‘(He will) Protect us forever from the Wicked’

Louise Crossley