Seven Hours

Between writing and painting, I spent about 7 hours creating today. Late last night, I returned from an exhilarating, exhausting weekend staffing Men at the Cross in Kentucky.  Even before leaving for Kentucky, I was physically and emotionally spent; I longed for a day to create.

I long for a better country
where pain and tears will cease,
where love and kindness rule the day
there is no disease.

Not right nor left can offer peace,
despite impassioned claims;
our hearts still beat with selfishness
and seeking our own fame.

I hope not in democracy,
the red, the white, the blue;
no governmental policies
can lead me to what’s true.

I desire a heavenly land,
a country of shalom;
where Jesus Christ, the servant King
has gone to make a home.

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