(Poem that accomponies my sermon Gideon's Purge from Judges 6-7)
I think I heard the Lord say “purge”
To cleanse, remove, deny the urge...
To allow my light & this world's sin to merge
Sin says "you’ve been good & deserve to splurge"
Sin goes on to say "God’s too good to scourge"
"Shoot if you fall, you’ll emerge..."
"This is America, respect the urge."
I think I heard the Lord say verge
Of where wisdom and power and revival emerge
Of when God’s word & love & will converge
Baptizing us in the Spirit’s surge
Filling us with love’s overwhelming gurge
Till God’s ways and my ways soon diverge
To live like this, Lord, I’ll need your “curge”
‘Cause I know I heard the Lord say to purge.
©Alexander Gee Jr 2011