October 3, 2004


Why believe in such a god

who has love but has no power

who wishes well but cannot fulfill

why would I entrust my life

to one who cares but cannot save


there is comfort greater far

in He who loves and who has saved

in spite of evil's power

who's plan is not by evil altered

but overwhelms in evil's home


I wrote this after a discussion (I think)

with someone who said that God is

love and so would never hurt anyone.

This would mean His love for us could

overrule His justice, making Him a

God unable to save us from our sin

and therefore unworthy of our faith.