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When Water Isn't Wet
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By David Vanderpool
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When Water Isn't Wet


Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil;

that put darkness for light, and light for darkness;

that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

Isaiah 5:20


To say that water isn't wet

is simply just absurd

but things like this we're told we should believe

for when it comes to moral issues

this is what we hear

if moral relevance we must receive

How sad it is that those who lead

and want our confidence

succumb to such absurdity as this

and yet they say we should support

their lack of common sense

pretending that their ignorance we miss

If those who do know right from wrong

would vote accordingly

this craziness we see would never be

for Christians are obliged to take


to honor God and stop this lunacy


David L Vanderpool


This is the first time I have ever written a poem that reflected a political position.  I don't want to seem preachy or opinionated, but I am both a preacher and a teacher of Gods Word and I can hardly remain silent given the escalating circumstances of our day.  I know that Christianity is not a political position, but we have a responsibility to take part in the governmental process within which God has placed us and I want to do whatever I can to encourage Christians to do so.  GOD  STILL  REIGNS! (Rev. 19:6) He is completely sovereign and a part of believing that God is indeed sovereign means that He has sovereignly given us responsibility and that there are consequences for not taking that responsibility seriously.  I know that there is not a preferable choice for the leadership of this nation in the upcoming election, but we must set our preferences aside an vote according to a right conscience before God.  I pray that all of my fellow chimers will give this matter the serious attention it deserves.  


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Submitted: Sunday, May 22, 2016

Last Updated: Monday, May 23, 2016

About the Poet
I am 58 years old and have lived in the Winona Lake area of Indiana for 16 years with my wife and children. I have written poetry for many years and use it primarily in personal ministry. For most of the past two years I have been recovering from cancer, something that God has used to impact my life in remarkable ways. I wrote a series of poems about the emotional and spiritual struggles that accompany having an illness like cancer. I used these to encourage people I met while going through kemo and radiation therapy. Since then, I have used them to minister to many people who struggle with cancer. I work with the chaplaincy in the healthcare wing of a local retirement village near my home where two of my three daughers also work. My wife often accompanies me and we find it very rewarding to be involved in the lives of the people who live there. My website address is http://callofissachar.com (Temporarily inactive)

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