Don’t Waste Your Life

2015-08-30 Pastors Corner

Father, some cubby in your kingdom

To guard a switch, to light a darkened hall

Some task simple, some task small

 

But let me guard with holy diligence

The station that you put me in

Sleeping not, nor slipping off to sin

 

And when the wanderer stumbles to my path

Let me ready, steady, waiting be

To throw switch, to turn the key

 

No greater prize for life’s significance

But at the proper time and place

To show the light that leads to Grace

 

Reckon not wealth by World’s math

I’ll leave no heap of gold behind

But pass heaven’s gates and find

 

The souls for whom I did my little task

All my reward, this sweet taste

To hear, “Your life was not a waste.”

 

 My reflection on these words from Daniel 12:2-3 …

Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt. Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.