ANOTHER NEW DAY
A new day becomes a new year
Just as the sun rises with the Earth’s most precise spin
Exact motion of the Earth moving through the Solar System,
Clearly defined, clearly made known
All distances perfectly aligned.
Time melts away
Comes and goes as Northern Lights across the night sky,
Glimpses of true personal purpose sensed
Yet, smothered on worldly cares and desires,
Sudden visions of lasting intimate meaning
Covered over by “selling and buying”
“Planting and building”,
Hunger to hold in hands of human flesh that can only grip;
Days turn into weeks
Weeks into months
Months into years.
And, in the end, what has been accomplished
What has been achieved,
The body grows older, outward beauty sags.
Then, a surprise moment brings back a distant divine Kingdom memory
So many good expectations and possibilities once embraced
All to serve the only worthy One
To honor Him with every youthful breath of zeal.
A man much older now sits quietly, alone
Broken just enough
Zeal for true life mostly lost
Spirit almost crushed by the world
Scripture memorized so long ago
Dance briefly through the mind
And he deeply wonders
And finally even prays!
A man who knew the difference
Yet, still got caught up in this selfish world
Stands up and takes a new step
Away from material clutter and towards the dim light now seen
And then another step and another
Each step becomes brighter and somehow even brighter,
Once lost, now found again
Almost spiritually dead
Now truly alive again!
Thunder can be heard in the distance
Echoed by the sound of a roar
A faithful Shepherd takes his hand
And guides this man into new eternal adventures that true love compels,
Youthful “zeal and spiritual fervor” renewed!