I want to read Life’s last pages,
the conclusion to all things.
Maybe insight into death will save me
from the folly of the present.
But terrors from afar are unimpressive,
thin strips of light too dim
to matter in deep darkness.
The Present’s too overwhelming.
And if Life ends, and if Death comes,
and I am unprepared – what then?
I fall asleep as all men do,
I close my eyes and bid, “Adieu!”
God works all things for our good,
To conform us to his image.
All his commands obey we should,
As we behold his visage.
So daily do his cross we bear
And of our sins repent;
And daily give ourselves to prayer,
And for his work be spent.
For holiness is our goal;
Towards this end we strive.
Deep change he works within our soul
And Hope he keeps alive.
Soon we will in his presence be:
Spotless, holy, blameless, free,
Because the Lord on Calvary’s tree
Gave up his life for you and me!
Should I write poems?
Could I make a difference doing so?
If not, why waste the time
I throw pebbles into the pond
and watch the ripples grow
That is my life.
A few investments here and there;
a few waves, small and large;
and then gone . . .
I have no confidence writing poetry.
I do not know whether I do it well or no.
All I know is:
I do not dislike making some.
(Photo by Jordan McDonald on Unsplash)
I haven’t blogged for around a week now. I’ve either been busy or not feeling well. Anyway, I put off blogging until I sort of lost interest in resuming it.
But then I saw Seth Godin’s latest blog post: it basically only had a title and three short sentences. No categories, no tags, no featured image. This is the guy who suggested that everyone should blog everyday even if no one else reads it. And I think he’s able to blog everyday because he keeps his posts very short and very simple.
That prompted me to write this blog. The important thing is that you start again and gather momentum, because once you lose momentum it’s difficult to regain it.
(Incidentally, henceforth I plan to organise my posts under only three categories: Theology, Law, and Gee, which means everything else.)