So Real or So It Seemed

Surreal

Matthew 15:15-20
New Living Translation (NLT)

15 Then Peter said to Jesus, “Explain to us the parable that says people aren’t defiled by what they eat.”
16 “Don’t you understand yet?” Jesus asked.
17 “Anything you eat passes through the stomach and then goes into the sewer.
18 But the words you speak come from the heart—that’s what defiles you.
19 For from the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, all sexual immorality, theft, lying, and slander.
20 These are what defile you. Eating with unwashed hands will never defile you.”


So Real or So It Seemed

I found myself in a dream last night
I was somewhere down around Mobile
It started out alright at first
And then it all became surreal

All the rivers were flowing uphill
And the trees grew upside down
The sky was pink as grapefruit
While the dirt was green, not brown

The birds all quoted Shakespeare
And the fish didn’t need to go to school
They learned all they needed to know
When they were tutored by the mule

And stranger still than all of that
Was when I turned around
And I was in my birthday suit
My clothes nowhere to be found

Right then a bus load of my friends
Pulled up and caused a cold, cold draft
That seemed to be the cruelest thing
Until they pointed at me and laughed

Well, I grabbed a branch from a nearby plant
And tried my best to cover up my vital parts
Until I realized that I was a victim of
Poison ivy and the itch that it imparts

As if that wasn’t bad enough
I broke out in multi-colored hives
And though I was quite beautiful
I wasn’t sure I would survive

And just as quickly as it had started
My dream suddenly came to an end
My wife had hogged all the covers
And I was freezing once again

Then I remembered our dinner talk
As we discussed the kids homework
And ate that enormous pizza pie
As my stomach now went berserk

Take some advice that is tried and true
It will save you lots of pain
“Be careful what you swallow now
Or you might have to swallow it again”

©2017 by William Pierce


Father,

This world can seem so surreal if we don’t have You. You are our hope and our clarifier. In You and from You comes truth and that truth will set us free.

We thank You so!

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