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    Only ONE Answer
    By: Maxine M.

    There is constant fighting, yelling, accusation, name calling, an emotional split
    Unfaithfulness, betrayal, blame, claims the other is totally unfit
    Daily quarrels, anger, bitterness, lines in the sand drawn, different stories we get

    Hatred & hostility are ever present, thoughts of reconciliation neither side will share
    Memories of when you were one, a united purpose, are gone and without hope of repair
    Strife & stress effect those around them, tensions & anxiety fill the air

    This sounds familiar to children of divorce as often this is what they’ve gone through
    But today this is the perception that our NATION is in…sad to admit, but true
    There’s no tolerance of another’s point of view; we’re divided on what to do

    Each side loudly proclaims what they firmly have come to believe
    Peace is gone; like that nasty personal divorce, there seems no chance of relief
    This daily upheaval brings the entire country to a state of despair and grief

    So what’s the answer? When will the violence & discord begin to cease?
    What will make God’s commandment to “Love thy neighbor” start to increase
    Become the UNITED States once again?...trust and respect restored, prejudice decrease

    Will it be by “religion” since the world has a variety of different concepts of a higher power
    These contrary ideas have brought about “religious wars”, fighting & hatred in the people’s crucial hour
    Satan’s attempt to disguise the truth, since he roams around seeking WHOM he can devour

    We need to consider the doctrines of these religions’ founders and what they want you to follow & obey
    What are their fundamental creeds, or the name of the god to whom they pray
    Some advocate that man has EVOLVED, deny they were created from clay

    Others promote meditation, exploring the “inner self”, or living a chaste life for reward
    The fact that a “religion” can encourage KILLING those with whom they disagree cannot be ignored
    They think they are pleasing their god when such violence is out poured

    Some lay down rules & regulations which must be followed for a CHANCE to be saved
    The same offenses & mistakes are repeatedly confessed, without CHANGE in how they’ve behaved
    Traditions & customs are exercised; rituals instead of brotherly love are, on the spirit, engraved

    Most put forth human effort to reach the Divine and the peace they desire
    For every soul has a perception of what is sacred and what their god will require
    What will bring acceptance? Whose teaching & principles will truly inspire?

    Now all those rampant divisions we see can be stilled when truth is revealed
    The TRUTH that the ONE true God & Creator has a plan that’s irrevocably sealed
    Set into motion at the garden, that through His Son, man’s heart & the divisions can be healed

    He sent His only Son to pay the debt of sin owed by every soul God created
    Jesus’ sacrifice of shedding His Holy Blood covers all sins, wins all arguments debated
    For after His death on the cross, HE ROSE AGAIN!!, leaving His followers elated

    The EMPTY tomb reveals His triumph over death, something “religious” founders could never say
    The truth of God’s written word unites hearts; we become one when we sincerely pray
    It stops the anger and hatred; He can reconcile the division if we’re committed to obey

    Thus by letting the Sovereign Lord of the Universe guide our lives every day
    Several ties, be it in marriage or business, family or political parties, can be reunited in a special way
    All the division we have experienced will be overcome when Jesus’ sacrificial love WE portray

    For its Jesus’ message of love, the timeless Gospel, we need to spread world-wide
    Demonstrate His constant love by reaching out to all, close the division hatred & hostility has applied
    When we realize JESUS is the ONLY ANSWER, the one God, in His eternal mercy & Grace, has supplied

    So when we are in communication with the Saviour, inner peace we’ll forever keep
    The promised benefits of following & serving Him we will eventually reap
    And one day even enemies in nature will be united; when the wolf & lamb together will sleep
    All poems/prose I post are written by my mom, Maxine M. (Pictured) ...given to her from our Lord. May they bless and encourage all who read. Please feel free to share them with anyone!
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    Judy for Jesus

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    Amen! Love this one

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    Bless you, sweet Koalie! You are always so encouraging and when I relay to Mom, she appreciates your support too! We pray these prose help many!
    All poems/prose I post are written by my mom, Maxine M. (Pictured) ...given to her from our Lord. May they bless and encourage all who read. Please feel free to share them with anyone!
    YSIC
    Judy for Jesus

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