I’m washing my hands
Of this whole Covid thing.
It’s gone on long enough!
That testing queue aint testing covid,
It’s jolly well testing me!
I’m just so staggered by what I see –
From media beatups to rulebook flouters,
That the case is clearly made
For adults themselves to be home schooled
On how we should behave.
I wonder what Jesus makes of all this,
His wandering bleating flock?
Some meekly following the Shepherd’s staff
While others just hopelessly lost.
I know I’m supposed to pray for them all,
Well, as long as they’re socially distanced!
I guess come this Sunday when I’m supposed to confess,
I’ll find myself being unmasked!
Come Covid deniers and vaccine hunters
Come lockdown sufferers and all,
We’re suddenly learning a lesson of life
That we cannot control it all!
Somehow unnoticed amidst the fray
We can sense we are not alone.
The One who’s brought us through before
Still walks beside us now.
So if only we listen,
We might just recover and walk the Spirit’s road.
~ Lee Parker