Pharaoh’s Follies

God said to Moses,

“I send you, now go;

to free my people,

from Egypt’s Pharaoh.”

With fear and trembling,

refusing alone.

Aaron went with him,

they headed for home.

Back to the palace,

from which he had run,

to call forth freedom,

for God’s chosen ones.

Hard-hearted Pharaoh,

image by Top Travel Lists

image by Top Travel Lists

flat-out refused.

Water became blood.

His heart was unmoved.

Next from the water,

up onto the land,

came countless the frogs,

to force Pharaoh’s hand.

Soon after the frogs,

came gnats and the flies.

Followed by livestock,

of Egypt, all dies.

Still that old Pharaoh,

hard-hearted he stayed.

So boils and hail,

came in latter days.

Next came the locusts,

devouring ones;

then three days darkness –

no sight of the sun.

The worst and the last,

the death of firstborns.

Anguish of Egypt;

resolve at last, worn.

(Responding to Exodus 7-11)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You sent Your Son to make the way once and for all so that we might become clean and covered, and come into relationship with You.  Thank You that You sent Your Spirit to live in us, so that we have a Comforter and Counselor who is ever-present.  Please forgive us for our own hard-heartedness, and help keep our hearts soft and tender toward You, so that we may be easily led, corrected and directed by You, as You love us so well.  Teach us to trust You in all things and at all times.  Use us as Your instruments of peace to present Your hope to those who have none.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present

8 Comments

  1. I really like your poems, Shannon! God bless your day–love, sis Caddo

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s