The seas roar! In tidal waves, tsunamis, fearsome devastation.
The people roar! Outwardly, moved by mob mind come from somewhere. Anger, fear, foolishness! Inwardly, by the same madness, to the same shame.
I have seen the mob mind twice. Once, a campus craziness. A second time, a “church” fear-gripped by someone bringing up a problem.
And I think how ruled we can be by things beyond ourselves.
Let my heart, my spirit, my soul find stillness in Thee.
Let the people cease to roar (outwardly or inwardly), and start to sing Thy praise and power instead.
It shall be.
[Disclaimer: I go to writers’ conferences where I hear repeated, “There are no good writers. Only good RE-writers.” Emphasized and re-emphasized (almost to a roar!) Then I come to Five-Minute Friday, and naturally balk. Today I finally took the challenge, but allowed myself the freedom not to post, just to write. And then, right at 2.5 minutes, interruption came! I didn’t know if I’d post or not, because I stopped the clock, then restarted it and tried to keep my mind on course — and I can’t say I didn’t fudge a little. But there it is, for what it’s worth.]