Can You Hear It?
By Rita Broden
Listen! Can you hear it?!
From far away it comes
It’s getting closer with each passing day.
It’s nothing to be fearful of –
It’s a comfort to our souls!
It’s that thing for which our Lord taught us to pray!
You can hear it in the earthquakes
We’re so often told about
You can hear it in the wars that sweep the land
In the disease and in the pestilence
Its approach is heard
And even in the hate-filled hearts of man.
Your Kingdom comes dear Father!
It’s more evident each day!
Make us ready for the day it’s here!
As for the lost and dying –
This one thing we pray:
To You, Lord, help us draw those people near.
‘…Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven…’