Thursday, January 17, 2013

Of Today...Thursday Thoughts

It does no good to hold them fast
…those faded frenzies of the past
For soon the moment in our hand
Will join those monuments of sand
And soon time’s wave will wash away
The offering we call Today


…I do not want to short-change the present
By living in the past or fearing what may yet wait
So God, help me to embrace moment-offerings
Lest they fall unnoticed until its too late


…then, when the sun leans heavy on the edge of the day
Pink pool on earth’s levee before it slips sway
We will not covet its immutable pull
If we live, laugh and love this day to the full


This is a sacred and holy space
Compassionate  offering of mercy and grace
Lavished on us from our Father’s embrace
This is Today

This is not merely a pounding of sod
Or suffering beneath love’s mysterious rod
These are rare moments framed by God
This is Today

This is heaven-tenured opportunity
Intangible torrent sliding to a sea
Fulcrum twixt history and eternity
This is Today


No matter what the past has claimed in its clutch
No matter what tomorrow shrouds in folds of gray
We hold everything worth having beneath our touch
In a beautiful present we call Today

© Janet Martin

How will we use His gift?
This holy place where we dash with soiled feet
in shameless disregard to its Giver…

Lord teach me to live
As you would have me to be
Lord, teach me to serve
With humility

He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.  Micah 6:8

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