Friday, April 4, 2014

Thursday Thoughts on Accountability



Life’s escapade of moments runs like rain-song to a sea
And in each little drop is spun Accountability

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Touch is not mere movement
flung into eternal Space
Nor words a free-fall from the tongue
that seem to matter not
Accountability is sure,
as God’s mercy and grace
The wise man weighs this truth
within the measure of his thought

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Soon, soon this little day is spent
One string threads history
To prove that ever it was lent;
Accountability

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To think we eat, laugh, love and drink
Without a Higher Call
Is to indulge like mindless beast
In God’s Plan of it all

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‘Tis not for fortune, fame or fun
That we seek a reward
But knowing when this life is done
We stand before the Lord

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The aftermath of every deed
Will fall in Time’s garden, a seed
The sower should think carefully
As these seeds sprout; what will they be?

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One foot then the other, we stumble, we fall
But someday we’ll gather the worth of it all

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Days devour moments brushing them to history
And what we put into them is all there will ever be
But in the seamless rendering of its perpetual flow
We should give God the glory, for ‘tis by His grace we go

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Moments pass, forgotten soon
God, stir our memory
To regard as we fill their swoon,
Accountability

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Pity the one
Who cares not a whit
When this life is done
What happens with it

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Pity the one
Who lives recklessly
Ignorant of
Accountability

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We cannot change what remains true
We give account for what we do

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The love of God is kind and good
And though often misunderstood
He watches like Daddy, His own
Each promise like a steppingstone
Leading, not to a brutal rod
But into faithful arms of God

© Janet Martin

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