..."and a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the way of holiness; evil minded people shall not travel on it, but it shall be for those wayfarers who are traveling toward God. (Isaiah 35:8, adapted)

Friday, September 28, 2007

On No More Onward Christian Soldiers

Attention, all onward Christian soldiers:

I have it on good authority,
that you should report to the
retirement office.

Only one Soldier is needed for
the war,

and He has already won the battle!

Your services are required,
but as lovers and not fighters.
Put down your arms,
or use them to wrap
around others needing affectionate aid.

Rumors have circulated that you
are needed to fight fiercely on
the Spiritual Battlefront.

Where that front might be located
has been distorted by Enemy Intelligence
or should we say, Counter-Intelligence.

To your prayer closets dear retirees,
To worship, praise and adoration,
To wonder and dancing and celebration.
To love.

The Allies have won: Father, Son, & Spirit.
Do you know why?
Because they are One!
Lovers Three united in Love's purpose.

Come out for the victory parade!
Admire our Victorious Soldier of Love.
Throw your beads of admiration at Him.
It is better than Mardi Gras!

Throw whatever you have at Him in your
delirious happiness! He has a great
sense of humor and will not mind
being hit by the army boots you will
no longer need!

But Beware!

You might be surprised
at what He will throw back at you!

Better duck now!

His Love will level your misconceived
fighting spirit to the ground,
and give you a
new perspective, along
with a new face,
not to mention the insurance check for the damage
done to the armor on your little bunker,

after He has given it a great kick.

You have been trying too hard,
Living in a cement closet with
only a place for your gun to poke out.
Eating MRE portions as if they were

Come now. Let it all go.
Be all you can be: Love God, love
man, love your enemies. Such soldiers
have lots of rest & recreation.

God will do all the fighting necessary.

You are in good Hands,
Relax, I have taken a look,
His muscles are quite large.

"Thou hast a mighty arm:
strong is thy hand, [and]
high is thy right hand."
Psalm 89:13

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