As Turkey targets militants, war grips-kurdish lands once again- NY Times

By Cara Ediger

Cara Ediger

When war comes to us,

and the marching band plays loudly,

trumpets sounding and drums pounding-

That peace would come and

blood would stop flowing1

We pray-

when we no longer

know what we are fighting-

When families turn towards

each other-

father against son-

son against father.

Praying forever for God to stop us-

stop our own people from sinning against

us-

Only Jesus can save us, save us now!

Only Jesus can save us, save us, but how?

That peace would come and

blood would stop flowing

We pray, but why does blood keep flowing

If only Jesus saves?

Who are we, that God would be mindful of

us?

It is not just the few, but the many

who have sinned against God

by sinning against humanity

Crimes against humanity,

they say

What are crimes against humanity,

except crimes against God,

the One who made us? –

And who made us, they ask?

The One who made the heavens and the

earth,

Yes, there is a Maker, the One who created

all things

We are all citizens of this country

This country called heaven-

There’s no back door into heaven-

The front door is wide open

No act of terrorism can earn itself a prize

in heaven,

Only an act of love, unseen by others,

The grace of faith and act of faith is love

In this country called heaven-

Are we all citizens of this country,

This country called heaven?

That peace would come and

blood would stop flowing

We pray, we sing, we ask

in the name of Jesus-

that His peace would come to us

 

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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/25/world/europ

e/as-turkey-targets-militants-war-grips-kurdish-

lands-once-

again.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&m

odule=first-column-region&region=top-

news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

 

 

 

 

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