Monday, October 20, 2014

A Common Bond

We share a common dividend
On this sojourn of sod
For every path of living ends
Before the throne of God

This yawning rue of gold and blue
Of rich or poor the same
Will leave us penniless at death
As whence from birth we came

…and no one can this passage flee
Nor flippancy afford
For this appointed day when we
Will stand before the Lord

Then we ought all the more to live
As though today we die
For every one of us must give
A full report on high

The God who sent His Son to save
Us from the curse of sin
Will never disregard the faith
Of all who call on Him

This flesh and blood mortality
Sustains a common bond
For every path of living leads
Into The Great Beyond

© Janet Martin

It is written: "'As surely as I live,' says the Lord, 'every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.'" Romans 14:11

Yesterday my hubby attended the wake of a departed truck-driver friend who passed away suddenly at age 52. As he and other friends reminisced about this man's love of life,  trucks etc. the Great Unspoken hovered; someday each one of them would take their turn not beside the coffin, but in it.

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