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Winter's Gone, But Spring Is Coming

Why's answers to a senseless tragedy in Maryville; PLUS, Babies in the Wings (Clipped)

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
March 13, 2009

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Winter's Gone, But Spring Is Coming

Winter's Gone, But Spring is Coming
Why's answers to a senseless tragedy in Maryville
 
Mary's Son
weeps with the grief-struck
who in Maryville
ask why
should a much-loved pastor perish.
Why did
Pastor Winters die?
 
Why a gunman?
Why on Sunday?
Why would God allow
this crime?
For what purpose
was Fred taken?
What's the reason
for this rhyme?
 
Even as we wait
for answers,
(even as we
question God),
we are forced to
look down deeper
than six feet
beneath the sod.
 
Winter's gone
but Spring is coming.
Easter's tulips
trumpet hope.
While the bagpipes
drone in sorrow,
God's Word gives us
cause to cope.
 
Death's defeated.
Christ is risen!
The grave has lost
its painful sting.
Bulbs once buried,
soon will flower.
In our sorrow
we can sing....
 
"Because He lives, I can face tomorrow."
 

Babies in the Wings (Clipped)
Grieving a pro-life setback

What stemmed the tide has been reversed.
Those embryos-on-ice are cursed.
Our president has sealed the doom
of babies in the wings.

This is a moral slippery slope.
A slipknot in the cosmic rope.
Just like a snowball's plight in Hell,
those frozen zygotes die.

Because their wings will soon be clipped,
they'll never fly. God's sacred gift
has been reduced to Lincoln logs
with which researchers play.

The sanctity of DNA
may seem to some a sort of gray.
But when it comes to human life,
the truth IS black and white.

I grieve for babies in the wings
who'll never have the chance to sing...
"Little ones to Him belong.
The Bible tells me so."

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Everett Wilson from tpo writes:
March 29, 2009
The embryos for which the poet mourns were not destined for a nursery but for a dumpster. Are the same people who object to the use of embryos for medical purposes similarly outraged at the routine destruction of unneeded embryos by fertility clinics? If not, why not? Or are they to be stored until the resurrection at the last day?



ELM from USA writes:
April 8, 2009
If God be Almighty and made woman from a man's rib, why the need for frozen embroys in a petri-dish? Can't God make woman fertile? Does God decide to make some woman infertile? If so, God is not pro-life?

Obama is not a setback for pro-life. Stem cell research is pro-life; will save existing lives. If war-monger John McCain was elected, you can be sure the war would last longer and more and more mother's and father's son's and daughters would be killed off daily. That is not pro-life. Obama is halting the killing. Killing people in other countries is not pro-life either. Killing is killing. "Thou shalt not kill."

Stop to realize that they can grow babies in test tubes. And, if God created woman from Adam's rib just maybe that was the beginning of stem cell transplant. If man and woman (as is written)) was created in God's image, maybe stem cell transplant is all good. Akin to cloneing?

The story of creation was by transplanting a rib? Why didn't God just make a woman after making a man? I suppose that being men were once looked upon as supreme beings and woman as underdogs, it fit better to have woman come from man. Ever wonder why all the angels were men? Ever wonder why the prophets were all men? Ever wonder why it took so horrendously long for woman pastors or priests to come into being?

Woman didn't have many pro-life rights! Woman were commanded to obey their husbands. Kings had many wives, including Solomon. Woman's rights came into play and shucked all that malarky!

Science is moving in a direction that will shuck a whole lot more malarky. It's all good!

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