I didnt write it, but I like it!
THE OLD PATHS
I liked the old paths, when Moms were at home.
Dads were at work.
Brothers went into the army.
And sisters got married BEFORE having children!
Crime did not pay; Hard work did;
And people knew the difference.
Moms could cook; Dads would work; Children would behave..
Husbands were loving; Wives were supportive; And children were polite.
Women wore the jewelry; And Men wore the pants. Women looked like ladies; Men looked like gentlemen; And children looked decent.
People loved the truth, And hated a lie;
They came to church to get IN, Not to get OUT!
Hymns sounded Godly; Sermons sounded helpful; Rejoicing sounded normal; And crying sounded sincere.
Cursing was wicked; Drinking was evil; and divorce was unthinkable.
The flag was honored; America was beautiful; And God was welcome!
We read the Bible in public; Prayed in school; And preached from house to house
To be called an American was worth dying for; To be called a Christian was worth living for; To be called a traitor was a shame!
Sex was a personal word. Homosexual was an unheard of word, And abortion was an illegal word.
Preachers preached because they had a message;
And Christians rejoiced because they had the VICTORY!
Preachers preached from the Bible;
Singers sang from the heart;
And sinners turned to the Lord to be SAVED!
A new birth meant a new life; Salvation meant a changed life; Following Christ led to eternal life. Being a preacher meant you proclaimed the word of God; Being a deacon meant you would serve the Lord; Being a Christian meant you would live for Jesus; And being a sinner meant someone was praying for you!
Laws were based on the Bible; Homes read the Bible; And churches taught the Bible.
Preachers were more interested in new converts, Than new clothes and new cars.
God was worshiped; Christ was exalted; and the Holy Spirit was respected.
Church was where you found Christians on the Lord's day, rather than in the garden, on the creek bank, on the golf course, or being entertained somewhere else.
I still like the old paths the best !
People used to be more moral and the world seemed to be a better place. Values were upheld. Granted somethings were done wrong ways, and there was some unjust things that needed to be changed, but we lost so much more than we fixed.
And then there's church---It seems church is too formal these days, and God coming in the service would interupt the program, or that is the feeling percieved. I miss services where God's sweet presence would come and be felt--where one could feel free to praise God. Non-Christians and Christians alike feel no shame in making a fool of themselves over a piece of leather at a football game, but to express your joy in your Saviour.... However, we cant blame everyone else in church if we are too stiff ourselves...
Monday, August 25, 2008
I didnt write it, but I like it!
Posted by Christa at 5:47 PM
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Hi! Sorry--I deleleted all my former posts as I could not figure out how to fix my page after blogger had that bad day and marked a bunch of people's pages spam, and then replaced them albeit messed up. I just couldnt get mine to lay right again, so I am starting over. A fresh start is always good, is it not?!!
Posted by Christa at 4:40 PM