Friday, October 14, 2005

Birth Pangs

Pastor/writer friend, Greg Asimakoupoulos, penned the following piece regarding the natural disasters and upheavals that planet earth is experiencing these days.

Birth Pangs of the Cosmic Sort

There’re wars, earthquakes and tidal waves.
Then deadly aftershocks.
Could Armageddon be on deck?
So ask newsmen on Fox.

And hurricanes are on the rise
with killer floods in tow.
There’s talk of bird flu and mad cow.
St. Helens’s set to blow.

A Carpenter from Nazareth
once hammered home the truth
that escalating tragedies
would wake prophetic sleuths.

So could the end be drawing close
for late great planet Earth?
Are all these headlines labor pains
that mark redemption’s birth?

We can’t be sure, but let’s beware.
The Scriptures make it clear.
That Carpenter will come again.
Perhaps this is the year.

- Greg Asimakoupoulos

Note: Watson Spoelstra was the man God used to launch the Baseball Chapel ministry in 1973. We began corresponding back in 1975 and he became my sports ministry mentor, so to speak. Watson went to be with the Lord several years ago and I've missed his insight and encouragement.

One of his "signature statements" was: "The coming of the Lord is so near that Gabriel is beginning to moisten his lips." I often recall this prophetic word from my dear friend.

Yes, dear friends, the Lord will return as He promised. Are you waiting and watching?

1 comment:

  1. David,

    Just reading from your website this morning. You are a real blessing to me. I remember Waddy and his words to me, as well. He always made an impact. Hope all goes well with Tracy. The Combs family will keep lifting her in prayer.