Inspired by our ever changing society and the way we as humans grab at the “quick fix” and forget to seek real change through Christ.
Much ado is being made today
On the subject of branding and mascots,
As we squirm in the spotlight
Of our less-than-exemplary days.
Fiddling with age-old monikers,
Wielding a heavy broom at the past,
Banishing chapter and verse,
Seeking to make vanish
Anything remotely troubling-and fast!
Understandable? Well, yes, I can get the desperate acts of contrition.
Yet, I feel compelled to express this cautionary addition…
What exactly is in a name?,
(As wise old Will might say.)
To be sure, some rightly evoke
Centuries of grief and plenty of pain.
And it’s certainly not that I stand
Stubbornly in the camp
That such words should forever remain…
But, still, I find I must also say-
All this panicked wiping away does
No earthly good
If the heart forgets to further pursue
What it should!
For, you can change a name all you desire,
Take a scrubbing brush to history,
Sand out the surfaces of blame,
And hope ugliness will expire.
You might even extend a
Expertly rehearsed apology.
But, none will ever wash the years of shame
Nor fix a broken philosophy-
Especially if we allow ourselves to plunge from one dissonance to another,
Refusing to embrace the opportunity afforded
By the Lord to lift us
From opposing forces to brother.
For what we ought to ask,
Is- what’s in His name?
The ability to bless.
The sin-cleansing shower.
What’s in His name?
Well, friends, that’s called change.
Real change and healing.
And only in Him will ever come the
Much-needed, ever-alleviating rain.
Oh, nothing can ever replace that feeling!
May we seek after that real change in a world addicted to quick fixes. Blessings and prayers, friends! Thanks for reading! ❤