A Merest Click

A short poem-prayer about time and eternity.

Above all time, O God, on high,
You watch the days and years go by,
A merest click on calendar and clock;
For humans, on the door a knock.

Barely has this life a start –
Time is heavy on my heart,
For there you placed eternity –
From certain death it cannot flee.

How marvelous to be redeemed!
The joy of hope into Heaven streamed
To bring to earth what I cannot see,
The Present become opportunity.

Make Christ my road and carriage, too,
The Spirit the mover of my shoe;
For saints the circling sun stands still,
The Now of God for doing your will.

─J. Randal Matheny


J. Randal Matheny
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Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since 1984. He is one of God's little ones. He seeks to speak the truth simply and lovingly. Comments here.