[Calvary Chapel] 2000-01-15 - Poems

Due to a lack of time and Rick's midwinter cold we decided to share some selected inspirational poetry and short statements with you this week. We have absolutely no idea who wrote them and we pray it will be a blessing to you.

THE CLOCK

The clock of life is wound but once
And no man has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop
At late or early hour
To lose one's wealth is sad indeed
To lose one's health is more
To lose one's soul is such a loss
That no man can restore.

Thirty nine people died while you read this short poem. Every hour 5,417 go to meet their Maker. You could have been among them. Sooner or later you will be. Are you ready?


AN INSCRIPTION ON A GRAVESTONE IN ENGLAND READS

"What I spent, I had;
What I kept I lost;
What I gave I have."


I TRY

So you walk the straight and narrow
Try to keep the golden rule?
Try to live by the commandments--
Go to church and Sunday school?

It is well you know your measure
And yourself you must decry
Is there any other reason
That you have to say I try?

But my friend you little reckon
Of the end of this your course
For "I try" admits of failure
Says, " I try but still come short."

You could say " Though I 'm a sinner,
Christ has suffered for my sin;
Though I fail, He's paid the ransom,
And I know He'll take me in."


When the glory of the Father
Is the goal of every prayer;
When before the throne in Heaven;
Our high priest presents it there;
When the Spirit prompts the asking,
When the waiting heart believes;
Then we know of each petition
Everyone who asks receives.


Men with clenched fists cannot shake hands.

People do odd things to get even.

You can save yourself a lot of trouble by not borrowing any.

The yoke of God will never fit a stiff neck.

The Christian sees farthest not on tiptoe -- but on bended knee.


If you have work to do -- do it now
If you have a witness to give -- give it now
If you have a soul to win -- win it now
If you have an obligation to discharge -- discharge it now
If you have a debt to pay -- pay it now
If you have a confession to make -- make it now
If you have a preparation to make -- make it now
If you have children to train -- train them now
Remember time is passing--and you are passing out of time

In His Service,
Rick & Sandy

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