Saturday, November 19, 2016

VESPERS AT THE END OF THE SABBATH: The Hopscotch Board




When I Was A Child
Beneath The Age Of Consent
Running Hopscotch
Was A Thing
Where Much Time Was Spent!
Mommies And Daddies
Would Join In On Moonlight Nights
AND
Soon Everybody On The Street
Was Playing!
Oh, What A Delight!

The Goal
Was To Get From The Bottom No. 1
To The Top No. 9
AND
Return
Without Losing One's Balance
AND
Falling
For
The Master Of The Board
Was The One Who Could Reach
The Highest Number
For The Start
AND
Return
AND
Dismount From Your Number Start
Again Without
On Your Face
Falling
AND
Giving Everybody Else Observing
Playing
Something To Laugh And Shout About!

It Was Easy!
It Was Hard
AND
It Was Fun
But The Passage Of Time
Soon Made The Game A Discard!

UNTIL ...

In Adulthood
In Life
AND
In Faith
Hopscotch Returned
Forcefully
AND
Placed Me
In A Rather Peculiar Place!

If You Look
At The Hopscotch Board
You Will Note
That There Are Two Places Where
A Person Is Straddling
Two Numbers For Sure
BUT
You Will Also Notice
That
As You Start
So Do You End
In Singular Position
With No Hope
For Straddling
Even If Is You
Who
The Board Drew!

Straddling May Give Time For Rest!
Straddling May Give Time To Reflect!
Straddling Does Not Make
A Way Of Life
For
For
OR
Against
One Must A Firm 
An Upright Position
Realize!

So In Faith!
So In Belief!
Man Cannot Have Faith In Jesus Christ
AND
Expect
AND
Believe 
A Dying Mortal Man Like Himself Can
Our Life's Stresses Relieve!

Take A Good Look 
At The Fence To Be Straddled
AND
Look At Your Position 
Relative To Same
AND
Think Hard About The Position
In Which You Will Fall
When The Earthquake In Your Life
Causes You
- With Malice -
Aggressively To Fall!




If God Is God
Serve The Loving Lord Jesus Christ!
If The Devil Is God
Serve Satan Of Demonic Device
For
You Can't Wholeheartedly Embrace The Holy One
AND
Wholeheartedly Embrace The Evil One, Too
AND
Then Run Happily 
Contentedly
With All Two
For The King James Says:




Decisions Must Be Made!
BUT
Coined Heads Or Tails Cannot Be Played!
Being Wise Unto Salvation
With Mortal Head In Jesus Christ's Firm Faith 
Held High 
Above Firmly Set Shoulders
PLUS
Abiding
Obedient Love 
For Him Who Is In Everlasting Command
Is The Only Way To Reach Zion
To Forever Reside With
The Glorious Son Of Man!

Our Faith
Must Join Our Belief
AND
Educated Consumers We Must Be
OR ELSE
In The Great Shaking
- No Faking -
A-quaking
We Will Be!

So, Remember ...

Like A Game Of Hopscotch
Every Human Life Has An End
So
Be Sure Of Your Position
AND
With Wise Ways
Make Firm Provision
For Where You Will
Eternity 
Spend!


God Made!
God Gave!
God Gives!
God Forgives!
and
God Receives!

So Don't Be A Laodicean!
Go Humbly To God 
... And Truly Live!