all must die

“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12

note gray hairs
another wrinkle
an ache in bones
or problems with
private plumbing

forget a name or
why (oh why?) you
came into the room
then go back again
to seek missing key

the key to wisdom:
remember you die
but why (oh why)?
death comes by sin
it’s without & within

fear of death and
God’s wrath; we
deserve both yet
He bore worst of
both for you, me

believe in Son
sent from the One
in whom justice
and mercy meet;
our Father & home


Inspired by sermon on Psalm 90 today by Pastor John Lee.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. artsandletters9
    Dec 26, 2021 @ 14:04:24

    Powerful, meaningful poetry. Well said.

    Reply

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