A poem by Joel Dobony
As we look through the stages of the children of God,
We can observe their footsteps and the path they trod.
We can avoid their failures and cling to success,
So we don’t end up in an awful mess.
In the book of Judges we can observe,
The wisdom they forsook and the gods that they served.
Soon, they were on the path to the doom that they deserved.
But, In the midst of affliction they called out to God,
They begged him to free them from the results of the path that they trod.
The Lord forgave them, He didn’t hold a grudge,
And to free them from misery, he sent them a judge.
Free and forgiven, God had heard their plea,
Free from their chains of iniquity.
Their eyes were once again opened and they could see,
I’m sure they were happy, happy as could be.
At once they worshiped and sang praises to God,
He had set them free from the path that they trod.
Once again they forsook wisdom and followed other gods,
The path they so recently deserted, they once again began to trod.
The pattern doesn’t end as they continued to sin,
But each and every time they asked God said You are forgiven.
Often we perceive the Israelites as ignorant or insane,
But if one were to narrate our lives it’d be the same,
Scarred with misery, and marked with pain.
So now let us come and petition to God,
To set us free from the path that we trod.