Rapture of the Innocent Animals
by Mary T. Hoffman

How wonderful it would be
If every eye on earth could see
God’s rapture of the innocent
Into the air to meet the Lord –
God’s eternal plan unfold,
No animals bought or sold
On blood-soaked earth –
All vanished from land and sea,
To be with the Lord for eternity.

Exploiters’ lab and farm
Emptied by the Lord – no harm,
No more torture and no fear
For “beasts” far or near.

Arrogant humans would be stunned
To see that those they shunned
As “soulless beasts” found God’s favor
While they themselves remain
To cry for deliverance in vain.