O, What a World

Crow portrayal of the Wicked Witch melting (photo: Craig Sabin)

O what a world we live in today,
Sometimes I feel like I’m melting away.
Good versus evil, the lines have been drawn,
What good can I do when I’m only a pawn.

Two kingdoms in conflict, and just one will win,
Too much to do, don’t know where to begin.
So I gird up my loins and I look to my Lord,
His Word is my light and my hope and my sword.

I stand in His strength as I trust in His Name,
My weapons of warfare are ever the same –
Proclaiming His truth in the hearing of all,
Praying for others to answer His call,

Loving my neighbor and enemy too,
Suffering suffering, as I must do.
Battling daily, I look to the Son,
Trusting the truth that the victory’s won.


“I’m melting, melting. O, what a world, what a world. Who would have thought that a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness.”

The Wicked Witch of the West, 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz”

This crow’s attempt to portray the wicked witch in her melting scene was the initial inspiration for this post. In “The Wizard of Oz,” Dorothy faced an enemy whose power and wickedness left her hopelessly outmatched, but ironically providence used Dorothy’s simple attempt to rescue Scarecrow from the flames to bring about the destruction of the wicked witch and the joyful liberation of her minions.

In like manner, let our focus as Christian believers not be upon our ancient foe who is too strong for us, but let our focus instead be upon reaching out to others with the love and the hope of Jesus Christ and attempting to rescue them from the eternal flames. Then the Lord Jesus Himself will bring about the defeat of our foe the devil.

“The proclamation of the word of the Living God, intercessory prayer, … sacrificial love, and suffering. Those are the weapons of our warfare.”

Paul Washer

“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ”

The 2nd Letter to the Corinthians, Chapter 10, verses 3-5

Featured Image of the Wicked Witch credit: The Wicked Witch (unmodified) by Ninian Reid, licensed under CC BY 2.0.

© Craig Sabin 2020 All rights reserved

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