For the Times They Are a Changing
In the seventh year of the presidency of George W Bush,
as Nancy Pelosi was preparing to take over
the Chairmanship of the House of Representatives,
and the war in Iraq was in its fifth year,
When Vladimir Putin ruled in Russia, during the reign
of Pope Benedict XVI and Franklin Graham was leading
his father’s ministry, the word of the Lord
spoken by John son of Zechariah came back to us
in our wilderness. He spoke from scripture
proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness
of sins, as we have read before:
"A voice of one calling in the desert,
'Prepare the way for the Lord,
make straight paths for him.
Every valley shall be filled in,
every mountain and hill made low.
The crooked roads shall become straight,
the rough ways smooth.
And all mankind will see God's salvation.' "
We indeed have seen this salvation,
and we are at the crossroads.