1-27-15 Nothing


The moment you were born you did not bring

A whit beyond the barest flesh and bone;

You do not really own a single thing

Belonging to this world of wood and stone,

And all the stuff that you accumulate,

No matter what it’s worth to mortal man,

Will still be here when you leave this estate;

In fact you’ll have the same as you began.

Be grateful for the things that you possess

For it can all be gone within a flash;

The only matter you should dare obsess

Is being more like Christ, His way suffice.

From nothing bodies come, to nothing go

Yet all you do between your soul will show.


For we brought nothing into this world, 

and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

1 Timothy 6:7 KJV

7-2-14 The Mortal Breath of Man (a Sonnet)


The mortal breath of man is finite bound;

There are only a few and then no more.

Then death ordained must finally come around

To bare the mystery beyond the door.

The heart of man does tremble at the thought

That nothing could be waiting patiently,

Yet those who know the way that God has wrought

Will walk the path of immortality.

The way, the truth, the life is Jesus Christ,

In which our Maker claimed all righteousness.

The wages of our sin He paid the price,

Then died but rose again we must confess.

Our Saviour conquered death so you may live

Beyond the mortal breath, His love to give.


In the way of righteousness there is life;

along that path is immortality.

Proverbs 12:28