New Living Translation (NLT)
4 I will be your God throughout your lifetime—
until your hair is white with age.
I made you, and I will care for you.
I will carry you along and save you.
5 “To whom will you compare me?
Who is my equal?
6 Some people pour out their silver and gold
and hire a craftsman to make a god from it.
Then they bow down and worship it!
The sounds drifted upward
From the stage where they would play
Each was tuning up their instrument
Before the show got underway
The audience was drifting in
While there was time to find their place
The lights would soon be going dim
As darkness filled the space
An announcer came and welcomed all
And gave thanks to those who were there
Then the curtain slowly began to rise
As applause rose and filled the air
And then from somewhere off stage left
Came a figure dressed in black
They carried a baton in hand
And had their hair combed back
Their demeanor was so dominant
They walked with complete authority
It was plan to see who had control
And no one would disagree
And as they raised their arm up high
Every member looked their way
And with the downbeat of their arm
The music began to play
The melody was beautiful
And the leader held the pace
And directed every section in
With such elegance and grace
And when the time came to end
With a flourish they stopped it all
Then they were busy taking bows
While the audience begged for a curtain call
©2018 by William Pierce
Freedom is a precious thing but to live together we must have someone setting the pace and leading us throughout our lives. Without leadership there is chaos. Without You there is no life. Please lead us all and keep us safe. Thank You!