Thursday, January 1, 2015

Prayer: Growing Older

As we grow older in life,
years somehow seem to shorten
and New Year’s Day approaches
with an ever increasing tempo.
The more mature we get,
the more we realize that time is only relative;
how we live means more than how long we live.
Happily also we do not live by years, but by days.
In His wisdom God does not show us all that lies ahead.
So we enter a new year to live it day by day.
What is past is past. Today we start anew,
and what we do today will make our life for tomorrow.
Chin up, shoulders straight, eyes agleam,
let us salute the New Year,
and each day let us follow more faithfully, more courageously,
more daringly the lead of our great Captain

who bids us follow Him.