Monday, May 11, 2015

While Worth

Oh, in the coming-going of appointments here on earth
We might lose sight sometimes, of what our While is really worth
To love, forgive, to hope and live each moment to its full
Is more than dust-to-dust as we pray, trust and push and pull

This strange affair of daily care mingled with mercy’s joy
Can distract us with common fuss of love and loss alloy
And then it might be easy to forget just what we hold
Or that the worth of it is more than testaments of gold

This all-consuming, tug-of-warring heart and hand abyss
Of tears and mirth, for what it’s worth, is not all that there is
And well we should remember what this While will never see
That what we think and say and do is worth eternity

© Janet Martin

May the Lord direct your hearts into God's love and Christ's perseverance...
 ...But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary of doing good. 
2 Thess. 3:5&13

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