Evil Under the Sun
by Belinda van Rensburg
How much evil's being done
Right now beneath the blazing sun?
How many people, children, babes
Are being treated worse than slaves?
Think upon the practice rife
Which does deny souls' claim to life.
Pain inflicted; blood has run -
Murder, torture, just for fun.
As in years and days gone past
From the first sin till the last
Atrocities too foul to mention
Daily screams for our attention.
Can we simply turn away
When suffering, death and decay
Are hidden but within plain sight,
If we can help to set things right?
Of course we cannot change it all
Nor answer ev'ry desperate call;
But a loaf – a coat, a deed
Could help to meet a neighbor's need.
Our prayers can water thirsty land
Where there is naught but bone dry sand;
Bring peace to war-torn, broken zones
And heal abusive, loveless homes.
Though darkness seems to reign supreme
Things aren't always what they seem -
Each prayer; each word; each helping hand
Can bring about change small and grand.
Christians of the world unite:
Fill the darkness with God's light
The time is short – the need is great
The end is near; no time to wait.