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 CLOCKThe 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 TRYSo 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
But my friend you little reckon
You could say " Though I 'm a sinner,
When the glory of the Father
Men with clenched fists cannot shake hands.
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