Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A Life-long Learning...

The work and worry of this world
Can bleed a lifetime dry
Its seasoned floors and corridors
Perplex the craving sigh
The crawlspace of ten thousand years
Hinges upon each breath
Eternity and moment-spree
Juxtaposed; life with death

The passageway from Here to There
Is littered with lost tears
Man’s gaudy toast or bravest boast
Cannot assuage our fears
For the Unknown no one can know
Save He who tunes the tides
While mortals curse, the universe
In flawless discourse bides

Annulment wrought by human mind
Though humankind oft tries
Cannot appease with fantasies
This slip-of-skin demise
Where work and worry of this world
Would bleed soul-bearings dry
Lest we adhere with reverent fear
To He who knows the Why

© Janet Martin

 Proverbs 1:7
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

 Job 28:28
And he said to the human race, "The fear of the Lord--that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding."

Psalm 111:10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.

Proverbs 9:10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

 Our son has begun to take a keen interest in world news; esp. politics and the American election campaign. Last night as he voiced some valid fears and I searched for words of reassurance all I could
do was encourage him to be informed but not consumed, because we have no idea what the future holds...but God does and any words of comfort without placing our trust in Him, are meaningless!
Oh, but trust is a life-long learning...

the story behind this hymn here


  1. You have such a way with words, Janet! Some powerful images and message again today.

    1. Hi Brenda:) thank-you for your encouraging words! Hope you are enjoying the season of focusing on the birth of our Saviour!


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