Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Shaping Reflection





The sun has climbed above the line dividing sky and sod
Where time expands from gracious hands of our loving God
And we are here though none can see or say how far its thread
Extends before we too must go to lie among the dead
Then we should give our utter-best
To He who tends Time’s east to west

For soon the sun that climbs into the blue of Unknown’s way
Will dip and slip into the fellowship of yesterday
Where all that we reflect upon beams like a steadfast star
Joining the cast of all that we have said and done thus far
Then, we should do the best we can
To shape with diligence that span

The thoroughfare from here to there is brief in spite of years
The long-ness of forever soon absorbs Time’s transient spheres
Oh, pray that we regard this hard and testing leap with awe
Before it is too late to change one tittle of its law
For we have but one life to live
Oh pray, it is our best we give

© Janet Martin

When we reflect upon another’s life it causes us to reflect upon our own, remarked a speaker at Arnold’s memorial service yesterday….

 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12

Arnold remained steadfast. Will we?



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