Things, we all possess them,
most of them have a hold on us
demanding all of our attention
oh, how over them we love to fuss.
Things, cluttering up our lives,
stuffed away in crammed drawers
lying out in the open spaces
locked away behind closed doors.
Things, keeping us so very busy,
taking us here and there
requiring all our leisure moments
leaving no time for God to spare.
Things, the need for this and that,
longing after the newest toy
always needing to upgrade
oh, how they give us so much joy.
Things, we gotta have them all,
tucking them deep inside our heart
playing with them in our minds
keeping us from God far apart.
Things, we all have lots of them,
taking the place of our Bibles
oh, how we worship them . . .
but to God they’re all idols!
1 John 5:21
King James Version
“Little children, keep yourselves from
Deborah Ann Belka