Thurman P. Woodfork

THE END IS NOT YET

And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all [these things] must come to pass, but the end is not yet. – Matthew 24:6

Thurman P. Woodfork: The End Is Not Yet
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Be ye of good cheer;
The end may not be near.
We have fretted for years,
Filled ourselves with fears

Of dire things to come,
An excuse for some
To foment war,
Saying Christ himself foresaw

The endless cycle of pain
As war came again and again
When He meant only to reassure
And not excuse more
Eternally recurring war.

Judgment awaits warmongers,
The rapacious ones who hunger,
Riches and power their creed
As they satisfy their sinful needs.

And He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation; neither shall they learn war any more. – Isaiah 2:4