Saturday, September 14, 2013

Beneath Time's Gracious Sky

The other evening this line of cloud stretched as far as the eye could see...

Beneath Time’s wide and wondrous sky
Earth’s people live and love and die
Oh, little season on the sod
You are a steppingstone to God
And no one here can clearly see
Where that last steppingstone will be

Beneath Time’s sky of night and day
How swift a lifetime falls away
As everything our fingers clasp
Must be relinquished to the past
Our prayers and footprints stir the dust
In moment-monuments of trust

Beneath Time’s marked and measured roll
Before the rift twixt flesh and soul
We cannot choose what life will send
But we can choose where it will end
Beneath Time’s wide and wondrous sky
We choose the Gate to by-and-by

© Janet Martin

But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD." Josh. 24:15

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