Lest We Forget
By Christine Hare Tate
From bondage in Egypt God set His people free
When there was no retreat He parted the Red Sea.
As a cloud by day and pillar of fire by night
He delivered His children from their dreadful plight.
Manna and quail He supplied, all their needs were met
In the barren desert, a table for them set!
Yet what did they do, in the course of a day?
Instead of being grateful they would gripe and disobey!
Witnesses to His wonders, yet hardened to the core,
They engaged in vulgarity and sinning even more.
Rebellion ruled their hearts, but God loved them still,
And gave them many chances to conform to His will.
We all know the punishment, the worst of all fears…
A journey of eleven days, instead took forty years!
Lest we forget the lesson God was trying to convey,
Give Him thanks and honor, and most of all obey!
[Exodus 12:31 – Joshua 1:2]