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Is There ANY Safe Place?

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  • Is There ANY Safe Place?

    Is There ANY Safe Place?
    By: Maxine M.

    Each morning the headlines most often take a shockingly disastrous tone
    The land we think of as a tropical paradise, today, has a mind of its own
    People can only watch as their “safe place” is destroyed by melted stone

    Wild fires burned out of control, hurricanes & tornados brought great devastation to our land
    Evacuations were ordered; what to take, what’s most important, changes to what we had planned
    Where to go, can we find a new safe place, new decisions life will demand

    Kids go off to school, some happily, others dreading today’s upcoming test
    Parents shouldn’t have be worried it won’t be a “SAFE PLACE”, where they can do their best
    But in our modern world, an “active shooter drill” may have to be addressed

    HOME should be the safest place on earth that we can hope to find
    But domestic violence exists when anger, drunkenness and mistrust are being misaligned
    Children too often suffer abuse, causing fear, anxiety & insecurity to fill a child’s mind

    Violence & abuse even invades the Sanctuary, a place dedicated to the Lord
    Authority figures act out perversion…what Judgement they’re moving toward?!
    People are shot sitting in a pew, awe and respect for the sacred is ignored

    You wouldn’t think it was UNSAFE just to walk down a city street anywhere
    Or that a pickup truck would be used as a weapon in a terrorist’s affair
    Daily, our personal safety is threatened, even when we may be unaware

    Pipe bombs are delivered to a work place, whom can you still trust?
    Sexual harassment enters all areas of society, projecting evil desire & lust
    Personal data is exposed & sold; where, as a “safe place”, says privacy is a must

    Police are shot & killed, most are just doing the job they signed up for
    Their badge doesn’t carry the respect we felt in years past anymore
    The uniform always represented “SAFETY” for someone in trouble, upholding the vow they swore

    Are we really safe traveling? Commuter trains derail…were tracks improperly laid?
    An airplane passenger nearly gets sucked out a window and hit by a propeller blade
    Children on a school bus were hit so hard the top is torn off, will this memory for them ever fade?

    Since time, the threat of war has been ever present, now even the nuclear kind
    Leaders negotiate, promises made; can we trust any treaty signed?
    Man has an instinctive desire to RULE others, thus they leave kindness & compassion behind

    Headlines continue…a helicopter goes down, the drug war is out of control
    There’s a multicar crash, mass shootings nationwide, houses swallowed up by a dark hole
    Is there any safe place? A congressman is shot playing baseball, a soldier on routine patrol

    All these unexpected deaths shock us to the core, taking a devastating toll
    When keeping our homes, schools, churches and work space is the common goal
    The question is, how many of these people were READY!! to die, or were they an eternally lost soul?

    Were they prepared for their sudden demise the instant the death angel is dispatched?
    That moment known only by the Creator, when the soul from the body becomes unattached
    The plan He put in place to safely redeem every soul is totally unmatched

    Sending His very own Son to take sinners’ place, forgiveness now possible by the blood He shed
    He bore the burden of separation from the Father (temporarily), taking our punishment…just as He said
    But THAT fate, unbelievers will suffer FOREVER, if the road of rejection they choose to tread

    But by confessing our sin, accepting His will, letting Him change your heart to a born again decree
    Believing, in Faith, that His death & Resurrection has set you free
    Trusting that you are safely in His protection, in spite of the danger and tragedies we see

    Only He can be the true “SAFE PLACE” we all want…the totally secure space
    If we’re in His everlasting arms, whatever the future holds, we will be able to face
    For no trouble can ever overcome His Almighty power, love and abundant Grace

    sigpicAll 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!
    Judy for Jesus