Friday, December 11, 2020


This test-run offers no 'test-run'!
We are all first-timers to each day
and its come-what-may.
Let's be kind.

The success of life's tests
depend greatly on the attitude/gratitude
 of the 'Student'.

How often life's greatest tests are wrapped in
the common cloth of day-to-day!

Pray, on our Pilgrim-progress, we press with reverence 
'toward the mark for the prize of the high calling 
of God in Christ Jesus.'

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. 
But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; 
rather, serve one another humbly in love.

Everything is a test 
Weighed on a scale of love 
The way we treat our fellowman 
Is the law that will prove 
By how we spend our time 
The heart of you and I 
With what we have and what we do 
And who we serve and why 

Everything is a test
Our onus of reply
That may seem small is always hinged
To more than meets the eye
And presents everyone
With a subtle exam
Where often the way we respond
Reveals the hidden man
Everything is a test 
This moment-marathon
Runs rife with 'second-miles' where life
And time wait for no one
Thus, it is up to us
To choose right here, right now
Who we will serve and worship with
Today's momentous How
Everything is God’s grace 
All that we have is lent 
And in case we forget our place 
We all are called and sent 
Not to earn Heaven’s pass 
But humbly do our best 
To honour He who grants each day 
Where everything is a test 

© Janet Martin

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