I first wrote and published this poem in 2011 and every once in a while someone will asked for a copy or for me to repost it. A recent conversation concluded with a suggestion to repost this one more time.
© Scott McCown March 7, 2011
“Oh my God,” the psalmist declares,
Composing praise to Thee.
“O my God,” the texter shares,
“Oh my God,” the lyricist penned,
“I put my trust in Thee.”
“Oh my God,” the man exclaimed,
“Can you believe what happened to me?’
“Oh my God,” the apostle told
Of the Savior that set him free.
“Oh my God,” said the child not that old,
Did he hear it from you or me?
“Oh my God,” the Savior did say,
“Why have You forsaken me?”
“Oh my God,” we flippantly bray,
Not really, praying to Thee.
Friends, fellow Children of God, I share this hoping that you and I will think before we text, post, or speak and be sure that we are not using the name of God vainly.