Monday, January 07, 2008

Looking Back, Looking Ahead

You cannot roll the pages back
And undo what has been done;
Life goes on, we must give thought
Before each setting sun.

Hard times, hurdles come to test us,
We can let them grow us stronger;
We may sometimes make bad choices,
But soon our days will be no longer.

“Forgive me.” “Help me.” “I’m not perfect.”
“Lord, increase my faith today.”
“Is there something I can do for you?”
Why are these words so hard to say?

“I care.” “I appreciate you.”
Words best said before they die;
Tears cannot bring that person back,
As silently we ask, “Why?”

In life — vast, magnificent —
God has designed a wondrous plan
To redeem His sinful people;
We must find Him, now while we can.

We cannot bluff, we cannot hide
On that coming judgment day;
We cannot pay a ransom price,
No excuses can we say.

This is a good time to consider
God’s grace and love, and what He said;
Talk to Him today, as you are
Looking back, looking ahead.

By Elaine Hardt ©2007

Jesus said, “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me.
In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you;
for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again
and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.
And you know the way where I am going.’
Thomas said to Him, ‘Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?’
Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father
but through Me.’” (John 14:1-6, NASB).