I watch, listen, and observe
Saddening signs of generations
Moving coldly from my base.
Here is what I see.
Flagging faith, not pennant-waving, flagging,
Fading of conviction, doubting,
Diminishing, losing confidence in long held beliefs.
Ancient tenets distrusted and dismissed.
Conceptions of God exposed to speculation.
Conjecture reigns supremely, ignoring holy texts,
Inducing hopelessness, post modern culture
Hungry for my offspring,
And I pray.
Must pray that God will show Himself
In mercy, grace and truth and pull them
Tightly to Himself so they with buoyancy,
Live and love life knowing
That God's promises are true.
© Ron Unruh, October 2014