What happened to days of untethered youth

When what was required depended on truth?

When worries were few and troubles unknown,

What happened from then to the life now sown?


Our days filled with moments carefree and fun,

Quickly we find nothing under the sun,

Will satisfy fully or give us peace,

We watch as our hope and joy now decrease.


Time passes in torrents. In storms it flies.

Our laughter is mourned, replaced by our cries, 

Our tears fill rivers, our moans sear the air,

Hearts might give up and give way to despair.


We come to our God with bruises and scars,

Of bludgeoning wounds which surpass the stars.

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

Our youth then returns and victory is won.


We come to Him broken, clinging to life,

We come when falter and can’t bear strife.

We surrender to God who does His best.

With Him in our place, we pass every test.


He gives us new life while we are still old,

Our time weathered bodies to Him unfold,

To perfectly formed and beautifully made,

He bathed me with blood the ransom is paid.


New life comes quickly. The old passes by,

We become new on the day that we die,

Breath comes from heaven and God’s only Son,

Old bodies renewed, His work is now done.

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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4 Responses to UNTETHERED

  1. Amen! Kathy, your verses remind me of the freedom God allows us. Yet, at the same time, He asks to tether us to His expectations. In doing so, we will finish!

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