2 Timothy 4:6 “For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.
7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” (KJV)
I must be up and about,
For TIME MARCHES ON;
At best our lives are very short,
We’re terminal…soon it is gone.
What is it that you choose to do,
With the time that you were allotted?
Have you used your time wisely,
Have you done Father’s will…or what you plotted?
When we’re young…so very young,
We think that we have forever;
We can eat, drink, and be merry,
Do everything that we endeavor.
TIME MARCHES ON…then, it is gone,
What did we do with all those years?
Were they very productive,
Or did they leave ourselves and others…with only tears?
Can we look back…upon,
Years that were very fruitful?
Happiness and joy were products,
Of a life…lived out…cheerful.
The choice is ours to make,
When each day begins anew;
Moan and groan…or get on with it,
What do we choose to do?
TIME MARCHES ON…and faster as we go,
The years…they rush on by;
Did we lend a helping hand to others,
Or, did we say, “Poor me”…and cry?
Well, today is brand-new,
And, what does it hold in store?
Happiness…sadness…or in between,
Let’s add it up and keep score!
TIME MARCHES ON…waits for no one,
What can we do…today?
How can we reach out to others,
And, help them…along their way?
“Not much to give”…you say,
Well, how much does it cost?
A smile, a word to cheer…encourage,
And, then…what have you lost?
Truth be told…’tis not lost at all,
It’s only been invested;
The smile…the word to cheer…encourage,
They shall come back to you…with interest compounded!
Take the time to re-consider,
Draw up your plans…make them anew;
We are…each one of us…terminal,
While we are here…let’s do all that we can do.
Let’s make the world a better place,
Build-up and not destroy;
Help a friend or a stranger…along the way,
This brings ourselves and them…great joy.
Let your little light shine in the darkness,
Upon others…it has shone;
TIME MARCHES ON…and will soon be gone.
January 31, 2004
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