Rough living under Pharaoh’s whip,
Backbreaking toil in his grip.
To free the people, God sent Moses,
With whom the king would not touch noses.
“Allow the Jews a day of rest
Just so that they can have a fest?
You sure do have a lot of nerve!
Hard labor is what they deserve.”
“Deliverance I shall not grant,
No matter how you rave and rant.
The lazy bums shall have no peace.
Their burdens I shall now increase.”
“They are in bondage to my laws.
To make bricks, they must grasp at straws
But still produce the same amount.
My men shall not reduce the count.”
He was a very unfair king
Who left his subjects suffering.
The “go-fers” scattered everywhere
To glean the grain he would not share.
So much confusion, panic, fear,
A sad career devoid of cheer.
No matter how well they behaved,
From his wrath they could not be saved.
That’s what it’s like when ruled by sin.
You always lose and never win.
To live that way is scatterbrained.
You just exist but aren’t sustained
Upon the tread mill you will run,
A life of strife that’s never fun.
One joins the rat race to survive,
Gains worldly goods but doesn’t thrive.
That’s why the Father sent His Son
Into the world. His work is done.
Upon a cross, He took our place
And paid for our sins with His grace.
They placed his body in a cave.
Within three days He beat the grave.
Death bows to him and so should we,
Because He is our victory.
If we believe, then we’ll be saved
No matter how well we’ve behaved.
Do you have battles you can’t win?
Would you escape the yoke of sin?
The Lord in His great sovereignty
Says, “All ye weary, follow me.
I’ll keep you safe and set you free.
Let Me be your security.”