NO MAN IS AN ISLAND
I know I heard his name before
Growing up in Guam, a U. S. Territory--
Chief George R. Tweed was a heroic figure
On the pages of our island's history.
With meager ammunition for defense
He and his forces fought to the last;
They were outnumbered by their enemy
Whose forces were superior and vast.
All the U. S. fighting men were captured
Except for Chief Radioman George R. Tweed;
For 2 1/2 years he eluded the Japanese
Who hunted him down with great speed.
He was helped by some of the local populace
Who fed him for they greatly sympathized;
When the Japanese soldiers knew about this
Many people paid the ultimate sacrifice.
A book and a movie were written and produced
Based on the war adventure of this Radioman;
These clearly portray the solemn truth
That no man, absolutely no man, is an island.
We all belong to the great web of humanity
Woven intricately by the God of the Universe;
To weave threads of hate, divisions, and selfishness
Will mar the pattern; the damage hard to reverse.
"Not to any class is Christ's love restricted...He
is the Son of Man, and thus a brother to every son
and daughter of Adam. His followers are not to feel
themselves detached from the perishing world around
them. They are a part of the great web of humanity;
and Heaven looks upon them as brothers to sinners
as well as to saints." --Desire of Ages, Page 638.
I'm so glad I'm a part of the family of God
I've been washed in the fountain, cleansed by His blood!
Joint heirs with Jesus as we travel this sod,
For I'm part of the family, the family of God.
Copyrighted © Lydia Haga 2004
Copyrighted © The Family of God
Gloria & Bill Gaither
The Family of God Midi