his circling bound him to the ground.
Hours long the tractor turned, a groove
beneath his wheels was churned.
Morning turned to 4 o’clock; how time
had dragged, like a stalled clock!
Round and round, as round could get
this spin cycle for dry or wet!
John Deere was his employer,
the one that paid him for this tour.
Chasing tail like a dog--
the wear and tear filled up a log.
Each day his track was just the same,
like someone who had lost all aim.
Are you, dear friend, in a blind spot,
plowing circles--helpless caught?
Why circle in a hopeless rut?
Why excuse with a “Yes, but...”?
Christ Jesus set Joe Rangen
free, and He can do the same for thee!*
Jesus gave him Destiny:
a higher goal there could not be
than love and serve Him all his days.
Why wander in a weary maze?
Only Christ can make life straight,
a road that won’t miss Heaven’s gate.