A single leaf on a tree in the garden,
Trembling before God
The One with the power to forgive
Who always loves first
Even His enemies
Even those who hate Him
In open display on the old Roman cross,
The world in wickedness
Everywhere soldiers as pawns.
Heaven, a storehouse of mercy
Angels as most righteous servants
More powerful than understood,
Waiting to toss Satan into his fitting end.
Fear of the Lord spoken of, written about,
By David and Solomon
By ancient Job and Enoch and Abraham father of the Jews,
The prophets and apostles,
True leaders of every generation.
The wise listen and learn, shine brightly
The wise read and then pray, shine like the stars
Discern the double-minded, test the spirits,
Know the truth that walks through heaven’s gate peacefully,
In purity of heart see the face of God.