This is Our Father’s World

To think our world is ours alone,
this world of ours, our God does own.
The moon, the stars, the sun, beyond,
We have no title, claim or deed,
We do not own- we rent – we lease,
the world we have, it is on loan.  
God creates the smallest seed, 
we plant, we water, we watch it grow.
How best to grow, we try to learn and know.
Oh prideful soul, make sure you know, we do not own;
the clouds, the land and ocean seas,
the mount, the cliff – the rocks above – beneath,
earth core’s fire, the rain, the breeze.
This is our Father’s world!

You hold this baby in your arms,
this child your flesh and blood.
The Spirit wakes, the breath does come,
God’s child a living soul. 
Oh prideful soul, make sure you know,
this child is in your care – your own on loan.
Your spouse your love a gift from God,
kindly treat, they have a soul. 
Help them find their path in life,
trod this path, in step together, 
resent them not – no jealously or strife.  
Understand their thoughts and ways, 
how they plan and work and play.
Oh prideful soul, make sure you know,
Your love, your spouse is not your own,
the Father’s breath, they have a soul,
This is our Father’s world! 

Mom’s and Dad’s eclipsed – we think,
to much to do, to busy to see you soon;
eclipse does cause a squint, to see the sun,
to older lights, we’re like the busy moon.
Bro. and Sis. are falling stars,
they break from us and find their way,
Oh busy souls, we are blessed, 
if there on our earth today. 
Ignore them not, not with us forever,
these too.. they are on loan.
Do not forget the love the’ve shown.
And if they’re gone, with us evermore,
in our blood our hearts – we’re not alone.
We do not own – we rent  – we lease, 
long or short or in between,.
God loans us time – the time we need. 
This is our Father’s world! 

We walk this life a life unknown;
unpredictable – predictable, unreliable and reliable,
irreversible – reversible, unconceivable and foreseeable, 
justifiable – unjustifiable, inequitable and equatable,
discomfort – comfort, happy and trouble,
sometimes good and sometime not.
This up and down and side to side – our human lot.
We move ahead and try our best, 
to right some wrong we hear and see,
and right some wrong in you and me.
When we’re sad at how things be, have been,
We find the strength, we need in Him.
We can’t forget these things we know; 
The most of which we have a soul!
Heart ache comes and heart ache goes,
This God of ours will make us whole.
The Father has a plan for souls, 
This is our Father’s world!

Joseph Hutchison, December 2020, Rochester Hills, Michigan 

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