A Big Serving of Genius

Genius

Matthew 11:25
New International Version (NIV)

The Father Revealed in the Son

25 At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.

 


Plumb Full of Smarts

To be a genius must be great
To think in terms unknown
But to all the rest of us
It’s like the Twilight Zone

They’ll talk about a tiny quark
As if it were a Hot Wheels car
And how they’d speed it up inside
Some sort of accelerator

Or maybe how the universe
Is made like parallel endless strings
Shoot! I get lost in Walmart’s aisles
Much less in those darn things

And please don’t get me started
About machines they say can learn
Dadgum! I just got my GED
Now that really makes me burn!

“Genius is as genius does”
Forrest Gump would probably say
But remember when you need your toilet fixed
It’s the plumber that saves the day

©2017 by William Pierce


Father,

We are quickly swayed by pride and glamour. We look upon the servants of the world as inferior. Please give us eyes like Yours that see the true value of persons and things. The true genius in life is to follow after You.

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Light in the Darkness

Planet X

Well, today (October 5, 2017) has almost come and gone, and we are still intact. Planet X has not careened through the cosmos and destroyed our tiny blue marble of a planet. We are still here and breathing, though we are all rather breathless in light of the many horrible things we do to one another. It’s hard for me to make sense of how someone would or could with cold malice and seemingly no motive, kill and injure so many people that they did not know and that had done them no harm. May Almighty God have mercy on their wretched souls.


Planet X

I am vexed and perplexed
As I ponder Planet X
Is it here, is it there
Is it really anywhere
Could I find it if I tried
Or would it find a place to hide
If I took a rocket to the moon
Would I see it pretty soon
Or would it fade in the dark
Without a trace or a mark
Is it as big as can be
And pull with extreme gravity
Will it tear the Earth apart
Upsetting our apple cart
Is there any hope at all
That the stars will not turn loose and fall
Oh please dear Lord above
Reach down to us in love…

 

As I pause can feel Your hand
As it calms my troubled heart
All is well with my soul
And from You, I will not depart

Though the world would split asunder
And the skies roll back as scrolls
Though the sun goes black as midnight
And darkness my soul enfolds

To Your word as sweet as honey
I will my heart and mind entrust
It will steer me through the darkness
In Your love I will forever trust

©2017 by William Pierce

Fitting In

Fashionable

Mark 8:36
New Living Translation (NLT)

36 And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?


Where Am I Fashionable?

Oh my! How good I look
When I gaze into the looking glass
The world will think me very smooth
My style they’ll not surpass

Now don’t you think me way too vain
It’s just I work so hard
From shining up my Ferragamo shoes
To brushing off my suit by Piccard

I’ve got lamps by George Kovacs
And a sofa by Christopher Guy
I’ll do whatever it takes to be fashionable
Just tell me what to buy!

Maybe I could zip around real fast
In a Lamborghini Veneno
I’d be turning the eyes of everyone
No matter where I’d go

And don’t you think I’d be just too fine
In a chateau somewhere in France
With maids and butlers everywhere
Asking if I needed anything perchance

Wonder if I might get seats
At this year’s Oscar extravagance
Perhaps I’d meet Oprah Winfrey
Cause I’m sure she’d like to dance

The world would surely love me
As I put myself on display
Why would I even think about
Living any other way

©2017 by William Pierce


John 15:18-25
New Living Translation (NLT)

The World’s Hatred

18 “If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first. 19 The world would love you as one of its own if you belonged to it, but you are no longer part of the world. I chose you to come out of the world, so it hates you. 20 Do you remember what I told you? ‘A slave is not greater than the master.’ Since they persecuted me, naturally they will persecute you. And if they had listened to me, they would listen to you. 21 They will do all this to you because of me, for they have rejected the one who sent me. 22 They would not be guilty if I had not come and spoken to them. But now they have no excuse for their sin. 23 Anyone who hates me also hates my Father. 24 If I hadn’t done such miraculous signs among them that no one else could do, they would not be guilty. But as it is, they have seen everything I did, yet they still hate me and my Father. 25 This fulfills what is written in their Scriptures: ‘They hated me without cause.’

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I Did Not!

Deny

Matthew 10:33
New Living Translation (NLT)

33 But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven.


Total Denial

Oh no! It never happened!
That never could have been,
Surely you’re mistaken,
About what took place just then,

It’s just a misunderstanding,
An easy thing to do,
I’ll show you plain and simple,
Before my time is through,

You were coming this way, fast
And me so slowly from over there,
Then you hit me in the broadside
While wearing a maniacal stare,

The metal twisted and it tore
And the sound gave me such a fright,
I may never fully recover from it
But a hundred thousand might make it right,

And what’s that you say?
You think I was doing what?
You must be doing drugs!
Or you’re some kind of drunken sot!

Well, you just go ahead and call!
I’ve a lawyer too!
You’ll rue the day you caused this mess,
When he gets through with you!

Imagine that, if you can,
As I drive away in total disarray,
I was just about to get my brake lights fixed,
Guess I’ll have to come back another day.

©2017 by William Pierce


Father,

Help us hold fast to our faith in word and deed that we do not deny Your great mercy and love. We thank You for Jesus in whom we who believe rest in perfect peace.

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We Are Running from the Start

Athletic

Philippians 3:13-14
New Living Translation (NLT)

13 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.


The Athletic Ones

Graced by God and genes
With strength and power and will
Their muscles and sinews seem never to fail
As they become “king of the hill”

Mere mortals who try to confront them
Are left behind and eating their dust
And their trophies and ribbons abound
For in winning alone they do trust

But there is a race that they’re running
It started the day they were born
With an opponent who is slow and patient
And stands at the finish with scorn

Time is his name and death is his game
And only one race has he ever lost
On one dreary day with all hell to pay
A shepherd atoned for every cost

So call on His name while there’s still race to run
He’s waiting with arms open wide
He’ll lift you up high in the heavenly sky
And carry you to the winner’s circle He provides

©2017 by William Pierce


Father,

Help us to attain Your goal for our lives. There is a race to run, a race to win, and a prize worth every pain. May we never stop striving to run the good race. Help us today and everyday to lose ourselves and gain You and all things. Thank You!

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Lost in the Crowd

Popular

Romans 12:2
New International Version (NIV)

2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.


Popular With Whom

Oh, to be popular!
To be sought out and admired
Fans all shouting out your name
Knowing you are the one desired

Plane rides to exotic places
Movie stars walking the bright runway
Reporters holding microphones
Wait to hear what you will say

But at home in your bedroom
Before you drift off in troubled sleep
Take time to pray to unknown gods
And ponder questions deep

What does it really matter
If the crowds all cheer and shout
What lies beyond the final breath
What’s your life really all about

On the other side of eternity
Will your life be judged good or bad
And if His approval is all you need
Will you have anything you can add

So take stock of what it’s really worth
To be popular with the crowd
It can bring you pleasure for a moment
But with fulfillment it’s not endowed

©2017 by William Pierce


Father,

The world calls to us from the darkness with visions of beauty and pleasure. It calls us special, it calls us unique, it calls us to be filled with pride, yet it is fickle and turns on us when someone more popular comes along. We are soon forgotten in its madness. You, Lord, never forget us, never stop loving us, never cease to care. We thank you and praise You for Your steadfast love and mercy.

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Life Comes Full Circle

Circle

The Circle of Love

A circle within the circle
My hand within her hand
Bound by life and love
A covenant that will stand

Though the winds blow with fury
Though the world on its axis may stall
The hand of God will hold us
Our union will never fall

Some may come to hamper
Others may plot to spoil
But love binds our life wounds
Our love they cannot foil

A circle within a circle
Her hand within my hand
Bound by all we have shared
And a covenant that will stand

©2017 by William Pierce

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Mirror Image

Pamper

Ezekiel 36:26
New International Version (NIV)

26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.


Pampered to Death

If we were good to them
And they were good to us
We’d all get so very pampered
We’d hardly ever fuss

I’d say “Hi” to you
And you’d give me a wave
Our mothers would be so very proud
Of the way we’d all behave

There’d be no more feuding
No more fights out in the street
Road rage would be a thing of the past
We’d yield the road to all we meet

And wars would seem so horrible
We wouldn’t spend a single dime
Instead we’d invest our hard-earned cash
On things that were sublime

Like schools for kids and free healthcare
And great jobs for us all
There’s just one tiny little hitch
And it’s not so very small

Turns out that we’re all great “pointers”
Quick to aim a finger at you and you and you
But slow to take a look in the mirror
At anything that we might do

So unless we all get brand new psyches
All that fighting will continue every day
We’re just not interested in stepping down
Cause just admit it folks – we’re not made that way

©2017 by William Pierce


Father,

As Apostle Paul said…

Romans 7:15-20
New International Version (NIV)

15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. 16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. 17 As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. 18 For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.

So Lord… “Please help me!”

Thank You!

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Truth Is Where You Find It

Leaf

John 14:5-7
New Living Translation (NLT)

5 “No, we don’t know, Lord,” Thomas said. “We have no idea where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
6 Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.
7 If you had really known me, you would know who my Father is. From now on, you do know him and have seen him!”


Leaf Well Enough Alone

If I were Jewish
And read from right to left
Then leaf would become fael
And oh my, I’d be bereft

My simple fall time signal
Would become a horrible ghoul
Instead of something ending summer
It would be a man, mean and cruel

Now that’s a change I’d hate to see
Since there’s already so much pain
Perhaps I’d better start from scratch
And read it once again

Maybe if I read it
From the outside looking in
Then leaf becomes a flea
And I’m at it once again

Well, what if it were read as lafe
We could all use a joke or two
But no it’s only one who’s never late
For an appointment where he’s due

Well fiddlesticks and poppycock
With this word game I am through
There just one way to speak the truth
And the truth is what you’re due

Leave a leaf as it’s suppose to be
No new meaning is needed at all
Accept the truth for what it is
And let leaves fall where they’ll fall

©2017 by William Pierce


Father,

The world is full of doubt and confusion. We have done it to ourselves. We seek our way, our truth, our life. Help us today to seek You and Your truth…therein is life, and life abundant.

Thank You, Lord!

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Mighty Enough To Wait

Mighty

Proverbs 16:31-33
New Living Translation (NLT)

31 Gray hair is a crown of glory;
it is gained by living a godly life.
32 Better to be patient than powerful;
better to have self-control than to conquer a city.
33 We may throw the dice,
but the Lord determines how they fall.


The Mighty Will Wait

The world is full of mighty things
At least that’s what the tv says
From scrubbing bubbles for our bathrooms
To the shampoo on our heads

And don’t forget the tv shows
That make us want to spend our dough
From the cradle to the grave
They tell us we must buy and owe

Buy and owe
Buy and owe
We must buy
And we must owe

Don’t even think, ponder, or wait
Neither postpone nor even plan
You are due all that you desire
Why not? There’s plastic in your hand

So get in line for what you want
The banks will sell you more than you can pay
They’ll help you buy your big dream home
Then foreclose, and take it all away

Borrow and lose
Borrow and lose
We must borrow
And we must lose

Our minds are not our own it seems
We’re told just what to think and be
The mighty control our very thoughts and deeds
While we still believe we’re brave and free

So grab that remote and turn that dial
Don’t wait, do it while you can
There’s only one really mighty force
A righteous and patient man

Wait and grow
Wait and grow
We will wait
And we will grow

©2017 by William Pierce


Father,

You tell us that we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Please help us to develop self control and to live holy lives. Then we will gain Your favor that is more valuale than silver and gold.

Thank You, Lord for every blessing!

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