I have lived in two Worlds,
Worlds that we’ve all been invited to,
Whose flags we raise or trample underfoot day by day,
And I can be trusted to give my survey report,
The first world I visited was the World of Opposed to God.
The road to this world was smooth and sliding,
Its road signs were written with mirth and gaiety,
Its streets and thoroughfares were decorated with dazzling sights,
So that it satiated the voyeuristic,
Its ever playing music could better be described as tempting sounds,
Every note and decibel beguiling and enticing from the path of rectitude,
Like a go-between,
It was threatening and promising,
It threatened the abstemious and promised the reckless and irresponsible.
While passing through the highways decorated with inviting scenes,
I was often carried away into the hypnotizing din of its playlist,
But I got hungry more, requiring much more to get the same euphoria,
I felt a stinging longing when I could not get the supplies flowing,
I saw people jumping and gyrating in its high seasons,
But sad and depressed in the low,
Some tried to escape the reality of its emptiness by pretending to be happy,But its empty promises proved the impossibility of being happy without God.
But its empty promises proved the impossibility of being happy without God.
The second world I visited was the World that recognized the Great I AM.
The road to this world rough and steep,
Its road signs were written with the blood of martyrdom,
Its streets and thoroughfares were decorated with inspired and demanding passages,
So that it calls men and women to come and reason together with God,
Its music playing at specifics sounded like a guild of skilled stringed instrumentalists,
Every note and decibel edifying and elevating thoughts to lofty themes,
Like a mediator,
It was warning and promising,
It warned of the terrible consequences of missing its joy and promised everlasting peace to those loyal and true,
While passing through the highways decorated with thought-provoking banners,
I was elevated to the power of its true peace,
I needed no more evidence to kindle a fire of hope in my heart,
I was satisfied and assured,
The inhabitants were happy both in low and high seasons,
They had a joy that could not be affected by forebodings and want,
They had an assurance of eternal life,
The joy it offered was true and life-giving.
Have you been to these two worlds? Every good and loving one of us has. Every son and daughter of Adam has. Which world are you going to choose?