Why Not Me ?

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Jan 12, 2018
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Why Not Me ?


Darkness gathered in the sky above
Lightening struck and thunder roared
Such as this had not been seen
By me or anyone there before


A storm came in upon the land
With a wind of greatest power
Then fire fell from the heavens
Burning all before my eyes


Many friends fell near me
Crying from their pain
Begging God for death to come
And end this awful day


Racing through my frightened mind
My life of cheats and lies
As I watched the Earth was torn
And fire came from the wound


Unseen hands began to push
Each and all toward the raging fire
I felt the hands upon my back
And the flames seemed even higher


Harder they pushed as the edge came near
And I cried out to a merciful God
Screaming his name as others did
And panic grew out of fear


Why must I die ?
Why must it be ?
You chose to save Lot
But why not me ?


Silence came as I fell from the edge
And just as I ceased to be
I heard a voice so softly say
I never knew you, you never knew me


Written April 2004. Given by the Spirit to be shared with all but claimed by none. All praise and glory belong to Him.