DAYS OF OUR YOUTH

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ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©

 

What happened to days of our untethered youth

When what was required depended on truth?

When worries were few and troubles unknown,

What happened from then to the life I have sown?

 

Our days filled with moments both carefree and fun,

Too quickly we find nothing under the sun,

Will satisfy fully or give us true peace,

We watch as our hope and delight now decrease.

 

Time passes in torrents. In storms it does fly.

Our laughter we mourn and often we cry.

Our tears fill up rivers, our moans sear the air,

Hearts often give up and give way to despair.

 

We come to our God with bruises and scars,

Of bludgeoning wounds which surpass all the stars.

It’s then God completes the work that He’s done.

Our youth then returns as the victory is won.

 

We come to Him broken and clinging to life,

We come when we no longer can bear the strife.

At last we let go and let God do His best.

Through Him in our place, we can pass every test.

 

He gives us new life even though we are old,

Our time weathered bodies completely unfold,

Into perfectly formed and beautifully made,

He washes with blood for my sins He has paid.

 

Our new life comes quickly. The old passes by,

And we become new on the day that we die,

The breath comes from heaven and God’s only Son,

Old bodies renewed, His work is now done.

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About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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