Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Worshiping the Golden Calf

It seemed the mountain
had swallowed him up.
Memories of miracles
faded into fear and murmuring.
They traded a distant God
for one they could see and touch.

The one who should have known
fashioned their treasured gifts
into an idol they could worship,
and the people rejoiced.
Basking in the glow of approval,
he declared "a festival to the Lord!"
be celebrated the following day.

Foolishly believing they
were worshiping the true and living God
by bowing before the forbidden idol,
they once again lost their way
breaking His heart
with their blind disobedience.

Lord, let me not create idols,
believing the lie
that I am worshiping You
when I bow before them.
Sweep away all the false
gods of my own creation,
and take Your rightful place
in my heart.

Exodus 32