Science, Faith and Prayer

Science, Faith and Prayer

Written During The Pandemic of 2020

We are scared – of course we’re scared;
for ourselves and those we care,
country, the world and how they fare.
Especially for the frail and weak,
especially if they’re elderly.

Locked in our homes, yes we’re forced,
work from home – who can of course.
Barbers, maids, and painters,
non-essential work they say,
factory workers and auto makers.
Work no more, no work at home.
Those who make life rich convenient!
these they call the non-essential.
Work no more, no work at home.
Bankruptcies coming!
Mom Pop outfits – most in the pits.
Small business and vendor,
not looking much better.
Lodging and airlines,
much too dangerous;
to stay somewhere,
too dangerous in the air.

Must go home, yes go home!
ordered now or ordered soon;
when food is needed,
meds’ hygiene – more stuff too.
Cashiers, stockers and shoppers will see,
advised to be – six feet from these.
Some will have – gloves and masks.
Wash our hands when we get back;
twenty-seconds at least must do,
soap and water – disinfectant too.
Away in the trash – the bags and sacks,
counters cleaned – most thoroughly.

So many ways this could trend;
peters out we hope to end,
sometimes a virus dies or bends.
Much less sickness and much less blood.
God so grateful we would be!
A poke in the skin – a pill to take,
a vaccine – we hope eventually.
Someone smart – study this infection,
treatment and prevention – find a remedy!

Invisible – unpredictable,
this virus is, foe unmerciful.
Ten times more death and dying.
more than the common flu.
More vulnerable, all the globe;
the feeble and the old,
but the young get it too.

All the king’s horse’s
and all the king’s men,
to put us back together again.
These are the doctors,
the researcher – the scientist too,
We have more knowing, more science,
than it’s sisters – pandemics of flu.
Politicians and big business,
doing some of the lifting,
resources and gifting.

Then there’s Faith – and there’s Prayer,
asking and trusting, all comes from God;
discoveries, treatments – and medicines!
What seems new – what seems old,
nothing new – under the sun;
The earth, the water, the air they come…
Every good and perfect gift,
no doubt is from Him above.
We only find, we uncover.
Why? God cares and loves!
Science, Faith and Prayer in one accord,
Let’s remember – they work together.

The nursery rhyme – we know it well;
All the king’s horse’s, and all the king’s men,
alone will fail, there’s more to tell,
to put us back together again.
Prayer and Faith – lifted hands!
The King of Kings, Lord of everything!
Let’s not forget, He will and can,
put us back together again!
God speaks, God acts,
God uncovers – God helps discover;
the sick is gone, at least subdued.
The hand’s of men not soon enough,
they test, they try, they plan and plod.
Pray soon we find a cure – molecular!
We need no less, no more…
than Science, Faith and Prayer!

Joseph C. Hutchison, Rochester Hills Michigan March 2020

Publish by Permission Only


  1. beatiful poem.. simply beatiful.. even though i dont believe in the virus .. well thats not true .. i just put it in perspective.. 10 times more people die from drunk drivers .. we dont not drive because of it.. the poem could translate to anything a sickness of the heart or mind.. it reminds me of the nursery rhyme from the black death bubonic plague days.. ” ring around the rosey pocket full of poseys ( for the smell) ashes ashes ( burning bodies) we all fall down!! your writing is amazing.. i love you brother in christ .. be strong and know where you are going .. wether he calls you home from a virus .. or a drunk driver or whatever .. you are saved brother rejoice!!

  2. This is so beautifully worded! We should not look to what is around us but look to God. He is faithful and as believers we must be faithful to God. May I share on my Facebook page?

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