Godzilla vs. God
a John 16:33
devotional

Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” — John 16:33

Jesus said,
“In this world
you will have trouble.”
Trouble will come
like monsters out of the sea,
unstoppable monsters
hemming you in until
you see no way of escape.
Jesus warned,
you will have trouble;
no walls will keep
these kaiju out.

At times I tremble
at the 100-meter monsters
outside my Tokyo.

But, Jesus also
tells me, “Take heart!
I have overcome the world.”
And in faithful times,
in hope and not in fear,
I can see it’s true.
Between me and
every monster,
if only I had faith to see,
stands a giant Jesus,
beating, taming, leashing,
even using all the monsters.

At times I see
how these Godzillas
bring me close to God.

Devotional poem © 2016 Michael Himick. Used with permission.
  
 
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