“Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you... the LORD will arise upon you, and his glory will appear over you.” ~Isaiah 60:1, 2b (NRSV).
Neither by days nor hours,
Is our existence to be counted;
Better by the scent of the flowers,
Upon which our senses have recounted.
Neither by possessions nor toys,
Is our happiness to be secured;
Better by the significance of the joys,
That our lives have procured.
Neither by plans nor dreams,
Is our hope to be fastened;
Better by what the Spirit deems,
Than by what the enemy’s darkened.
Neither by envy nor boasting,
Are our achievements to be mounted;
Better by obedience to the Lord’s posting,
By which our lives will be accounted.
© 2011 S. J. Wickham.