Life – how very precious! Life – what a challenge!
Human life is both gift and task:
Gift – given god-gladly gratis.
No conferring, conferring done-ness;
Copious, covenanted promise.
Task – be all you can be;
Seize the moment or let pass;
Who will lose out if you sulk?
Bemoaning your hand is crass.
Alive in the present, present
To every possibility; open
Doors, arms, and attitudes;
Change-embracing, ever hoping
Sisyphus-centric, false vision,
Forcing faint-hearted to falter.
Our task is simply acceptance,
Thankful hearts on His altar.
Unwrap the gift, cherish each
And every new opportunity.
Life’s way too short not to;
And then there’s – immortality!
Thankfulness and praise, our call:
Alleluia’ing our Easter chorus.
Join the conga-line of freedom;
Follow Him who’s gone before us.
Sing, celebrate, raise the toast!
Laugh a little, laugh a lot!
Let the furrowed brows relax;
Worries’ll keep, will they not?
Wise advice from the Master:
Cultivate the child’s glad glee:
To see the wonder in a worm;
Natural, vibrant, fun and free.
Faith, irrational or supra-rational?
Over-analyse and you’ll paralyse,
Emotion, passion, sense-deprive,
Shrivelled souls – none too wise.
Lord, for tomorrow I have the
Very greatest expectations.
Bring it on, and make me strong;
Help me savour anticipations!
Lord, for today, I want it all!
Glass half full and getting fuller,
Float my vision to higher-rizons,
Open my sight to Your treasure.
Ologies and isms, paltry-promise,
And red herrings for life’s catch.
Desiderata your life stance:
Be content with your epitaph!