In a time long past, in a land far away,
A place so ancient and yet not unlike today;
Some would deny and say that is not true,
They’re old-fashioned, but we’re updated, modern and new.
But looking down through the corridors of time,
Nothing has changed-lawful is lawful and crime is crime,
Dark is dark and light is light,
Wrong is wrong and right is right,
Many deny it;
They decry it;
We are enlightened and scientific,
They were darkened and ignorant.
Modern man, so full of himself and his pride,
Looks to himself and sets all else aside.
Thinking himself wise with all his philosophy,
Dismissing and disdaining past history,
No cell phones, no computers, no technology.
What did they know about the origins of life and human sexuality?
They were steeped in far-fetched tales and mythology.
But if we look around with an open heart and mind,
We will see that there is much we can learn from past mankind.
So as we ponder and think and look to the ancient ones,
We can see there is nothing new under the sun.
Summer, fall, winter, spring, seasons come and seasons go,
Refreshing rains, bright sunlight, thunder, lightening, sleet and snow.
Seedtime and harvest, crops appear,
The earth endures year after year.
All in a rhythm that speaks of order, not chaos or chance,
All in a cadence that speaks of a Creator, not happenstance.
God’s word says look to the heavens and the earth,
And see the display of God’s glory in the great universe.
The mountains and the seas display His majesty,
All creatures great and small reflect His creativity.
God has revealed Himself in His magnificent creation,
He has given us eyes to see His general revelation.
He has made known His eternal power and divine nature,
To every earthly tribe, people, language, and culture.
But men suppress the truth and go their own way,
They did it long ago, and it’s still the same today;
Not wanting to acknowledge the truth of His existence,
Loving their own darkness, sin and wickedness,
They exchanged the truth of God for lies and speculations;
They look to human wisdom and declare themselves wise creations.
A darkened spirit overwhelms them, Leading to all kinds of lusts and sin,
Causing blindness and hardness in their hearts,
They have become foolish thinkers in their deepest parts.
Created to worship God and have fellowship with Him,
But rather rushing at breakneck speed into sin,
Rejecting God’s wisdom and revelation,
Refusing to acknowledge His rule over creation,
Replacing His glory with idols formed by mortal man,
Rejoicing in images fashioned by man’s own hand,
But God has stamped His likeness on their hearts,
So even as man rejects and departs, Looking to self and human accomplishments,
And decries God with all his rejections and dissents,
God has given him light and revelation,
He has shown Himself in His creation
So no one can cry foul and pretend not to know
No one can deny and say it isn’t so,
God has been clear, He’s proven to be near,
So no man is without excuse,
No one is hidden or a recluse,
God’s glory and attributes are known far and wide,
From one side of the earth to the other side, S
o as man represses the truth he’s been given,
He closes his ears and refuses to listen,
God gives him over to degrading passions,
To sexual impurity and unnatural actions.
Man jumps upon these immoral lusts,
Trading eternal treasure for moth and rust,
Relishing in his own sinfulness,
Justifying depravity and heartlessness,
Gossiping, boastful, arrogant, disobedient,
Doing what ever feels good and seems expedient,
Insolent, slandering, ruthless and greedy,
Taking advantage of the downtrodden, helpless and needy,
Storing up more and more of God’s righteous wrath,
Refusing to see he’s walking to destruction on the broad path,
But by no means be deceived, God’s perfect justice will be received
And His perfect justice will be dispensed,
All lawbreakers will receive their just recompense.
No one will be able to stand before the perfect Judge and whine,
“We didn’t know, You didn’t show us or give enough time.”
He’s made Himself known around the world,
Age to age, His divine attributes unfurled
For all who have eyes to see, He has established His majesty.
So if you do not see Him now, Call on His name to show you how.
He is good and gracious and full of love,
And anyone who looks to the heavens above
And asks with a broken, contrite heart,
Not wanting to spend another moment apart
From the glorious God who is merciful and kind
And showers blessing upon blessing upon mankind,
‘What must I do to be saved and belong to You?’
Will find the answer from the One who is faithful and true.
Turn from sin And turn to Him
Fall on His mercy, love, and grace
And find your name written in the heavenly place,
Received into His kingdom of Light No more darkness, striving or fight.
Now belonging to the One who died for sin.
Now clean and pure deep down within,
By the blood He shed on the cross,
Your life now all gain, the former no loss.
And live the rest of your life in peace with God,
No more wrath or iron rod, No more condemnation or guilt or shame,
But Beloved of God is your new name. Come to Him,
Call on Him,
Repent of sin,
Arms open wide, He’ll welcome you in.
His kingdom come,
His will be done,
In your life,
Peace with God and no more strife.
Rejoicing, joyful, filled with grace,
And one day with Him face to face.