AN EASTER POEM I WROTE LAST YEAR.
Life makes no promises, nor guarantees gain;
No glory in riches, power or fame.
No freedom from sadness, worry or fears;
pain or losses, heartaches or tears.
No gain for the righteous, nor justice for bad;
No rest for the weary or joy for the sad.
It offers no fountain to quench the soul;
Nor keep the young from growing old.
No promise of treasure, found by skill;
No trophy awarded with lasting thrill.
It plays favorites to no one, takes what it may;
Gives no lasting victory for a winning play.
No plans that promise to stay on course;
No absence of sorrow, regret or remorse.
No promise of loyal and lasting friends;
No love so perfect from beginning to end.
No great strength, money or goodwill;
That can breathe into the soul, a life fulfilled.
The only promise that life will give;
is the free choice, for whom we will live.
To live for ourselves, there is no reward;
But abundant life, who live for the Lord.
Life promises nothing of which we can cleave;
God promises life, for all who believe.
There’s only one hope, and only one friend,
There’s only one God who’ll stand in the end.
Though crucified, He conquered the grave;
Our sin forgiven, our debt has been paid.
The gift of life, fulfilled and set free,
Jesus Christ will give, to all who receive.
Ask and He will answer, seek and you will find;
Knock and the door will open; His promise to all mankind.
Happy Easter! May we remember His great love for us.
Romans 5:8 God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
John 15:13 Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
(REPOSTED FROM APRIL 2012 BLOG)