Profound truth that is hard-hitting to most people, believers in Christ included, often isn’t readily accepted; that is because insightful, uncomfortable truths expose who people are—hypocrites. It’s amazing how that exposure can be achieved in just three lines.
February is Black History Month—a time set aside to celebrate the achievements of Black Americans (a.k.a., African Americans) and to recognize the central role(s) many of them have played in U.S. history. However, this year these facts seem to have been overshadowed by all of the Super Bowl hoopla and the incessant hype used to stoke interest in Valentine’s Day.
The writer of Ecclesiastes says the following: “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven” (3:1, ESV). No doubt this Divine Truth is why God inspired the Japanese haiku masters to use a “season” word in their poems so that their readers would know what time of the year it is.
Edgar Allan Poe says: “Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.” The Haiku verse certainly proves Poe’s point!