Luke Easter

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Duty Calls With 14 Months In Iraq - Poem by Luke Easter

I received news today 10/28/2007, a good friend is going to Iraq,
Bless him Father in the name of Jesus and safely bring him back,
To his loving wife and their son with all the love he has seen,
Father & mother in laws, my friends, it’s not as bad as it seems.

Duty has called a brother I had the pleasure to meet in church,
An American Citizen safe at home to the front line of potential hurt,
But we invoke God’s promise on his safety declaring Isaiah 65: 16,
Psalms 91 poured out on every outfit and fighting military team.

Again to be the male figure of the house as he does not understand,
The next fourteen months promoted from a little boy to young man,
This kid & others like him none to happy by the departure of their dad,
Or those where mom is called away to a war not ours, it's just as bad.

A President, House and Congress where not one daughter or son,
Dodges a hail of gunfire on the same battle field were surgery is done,
Inferior equipment, unsafe supposed advanced modern technology,
Vehicles offering no more protection than those in WWII Germany.

Zechariah 4: 6, the spirit of the Lord, not our own power and might,
We believe he’s protected on every patrol and in every firefight,
There’s an equal anointing on the home front likewise day & night,
2nd Corinthians 5: 7, “for we walk by faith and not by sight”

Moving into a new house, steady jobs, the spiritual family life set,
A world turned upside down bless them Father in every respect,
Let the church family rally together in unparalleled faithful support,
He’s half way around the world, a life & death 120-degree resort.

“When you go through deep waters, I will be with you, ”
NLT, book of Isaiah, chapter forty-three and verse two,
Although the prospects of fighting war in Iraq looks slim,
Psalm 18: 30, “He is a shield to all who trust in Him.”

Heavenly Father we stand together every single day giving praise,
Thankful in all circumstances cause You’ve already provided a way,
For those called to duty there's a desired successful winning outcome,
Something about shed blood at Cavalry Hill of the only begotten Son.

Malachi 1: 11 “from the rising of the sun to the setting of the same, ”
John 14: 13, “Believing whatsoever ye shall ask in Jesus’ name, ”
As tears are shed standing on the promises, our eyes we wipe,
The Prophet Isaiah in 53: 5 confirms all is okay, “by His stripes.”

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 1, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 21, 2011

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