Saturday, January 2, 2010

First things First

First things First
(by R.P.Edwards)

First things first
We often say
So, let’s begin the year…this way
Go back to “firsts”
Go back to “He”
Who gave our rights
Who set us…free
Who gave us strength
To overcome
Who gave His all
His only Son
With this new year
Let’s start anew
In humble knowledge
Of needing…You.

“Did you see the blue moon?” So said my sister the night the decade changed.  The occasion:  I, in the middle of the country, had called some of the distant family (Easterners) in the last hour of ‘09, our time.  They had already seen the ball drop and it seemed only appropriate to give a New Year’s greeting and yes, through a portion of industrial skeleton (missing roof) I, between shifts, saw the large glowing orb; not made of cheese, blue or otherwise.  “Two full moons in one month,” was the explanation she gave.  And so the rare occurrence…occurred.

Not a whole lot to say about the new year; the new decade.  Other than the reminder; ours is an inherited greatness.  Ours is a structure, mansion, fortress…already standing when we arrived.  Imperfect? Of course.  Flawed? Naturally.  Yet, in the foundation and in the sustaining timbers there is a strength not recognized by the many who sun themselves on the highest pinnacle and then dare to speak down to us as if “they” were the authors, or at least, the authors heirs. 

So, in this new year, let us truly put first things first.  Let us, indeed, look back to a time long before the current crop of experts and elites and actors began to mold us in “their” image.  Let us pause to linger long over ancient texts, and truths, and tenets and realize that we, like those who penned these...are but flesh.  And, let us understand also, as they did; that in order for flesh to do great, and noble, and lasting things…it has to first touch the divine.  And, in order to do this; in order to stand, to perchance barely reach the finger of God, we have to first…bow very low.  But...will we do this?  Will we abandon our right of kings, to embrace our place as sons and daughters?  Will we be willing to peel back the recent white washed writings to reveal the ancient stone?  I honestly don't know.  In fact, the chances are slim.  But then again...we just had a Blue Moon.

That's what I think.  How about you?  Click comments below...and say.

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