Saturday, May 22, 2021

What a Gift...

 

This is the day which the Lord hath made; 
we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

'What beauty to behold amidst brokenness and decay'





When we plant tomatoes and peppers we expect to reap
tomatoes and peppers; 
We plant word-and-deed seeds, often without thought;
What will the reaping of them produce?!

What delight this; a new day (that the Lord has made) to pour
Its moment-sand through hands and feet until it is no more
What privilege to embark where the darkness lifts its veil
And make the most of this, a gift from He who will not fail

What joy to know no matter what, God goes with me and you
He parts the waters of Unknown so that we may pass through
Trustworthy to the finish is the One who grants the gift
Of buds that break and bloom where soon its withered petals drift

Today is like a garden that we plant with words and deeds
God is not mocked; soon we will reap the fruit of scattered seeds
The fount that yields the harvest field instills beneath our skin
A time to sow and watch it grow; a time to gather in

What delight this; but what sacred responsibility
To labour for the Lord and Master of eternity
The dust of time’s entrustment soon returns from whence it came
Where days of grass blaze on a wick soon snuffed of mortal flame

What beauty to behold amidst brokenness and decay
This day the Lord has made is like a wonder-laden tray
Lowered to we who sometimes cannot see the fulness of
The Hand that overflows with grace, goodness, mercy and love

© Janet Martin

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