John 8:12 “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the LIGHT of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the LIGHT of life.”
Have you come face-to-face,
Thought you would live forever,
Or at least…it was far away?
“But…it’s for the very old”,
That’s what is thought and what we say;
“I can eat, drink, and be merry,
Later…the Piper…I shall pay.”
Perhaps you’re a babe in arms,
Eighty years lay before you;
Your parents have big plans,
Great things for you to do.
Teens are indispensable,
Of course…we all know that to be true;
They fall down…they get up,
Most…but not so…for a few.
Still…life has its surprises,
Not always just as we plan;
So…we should keep busy,
And, do all that we can.
We’ll pass this way…but one time,
Our journey…short and sweet;
Leave the world a better place,
Give something good…to everyone you meet.
Sow words of kindness,
Do acts of love;
Be that voice…that listening ear,
Help others…their problems…to rise above.
How long we shall be here,
It’s not for us to know;
But, while we are here,
Let’s nurture…help others to grow.
And, then…one glorious day,
These robes of flesh we’ll lay aside;
No more problems to hold us back,
Our narrowed vision…opens wide.
Our spirit leaves behind,
The flesh…neatly folded…put away;
Now, we know total freedom,
As we follow the LIGHT…into that bright, new day!
March 12, 2003
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