My musings on Creation continue…
Surely not people?
You just could have stopped when You finished the apes, Lord
Why could You have needed to go one more stage?
You knew we would argue, be bitter and selfish
So why insert humans on History’s stage?
Imagine the peace of a Man-less existence
With animals living Utopia’s dream
They’d populate Earth in a natural manner
With no higher species to rule them supreme
And yet, You decided that man had some value
Completed Creation and made it all whole
In fact, in Your words, the Earth needed subduing
So You formed a Man for a management role
You hoped for relationship, worship and thanks, Lord
You’d fight our indiff’rence with Your constant love
You knew our capacity for self-destruction
Could only be calmed by a hand from above
So where are we now in the Cosmic Agenda?
With battles and evils of inhuman scale?
We fear to address what we’ve really become, Lord
How can You bear watching the ways that we fail?
No, really, what value do You think we’ve added?
We’ve killed and destroyed in a ravenous way
How can You continue to love without question?
When You see the pain we inflict every day?
You came once, it seems, with a plan for redemption
So Man had some help in his struggle to cope
We pray for the power of His efforts to save us
For while He fights for us, cares for us, there’s hope