Borrowed Words

Only One Life: a poem by C.T. Studd

Only one life,’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

with one aim

CC Image courtesy of Olbibigo on Wikipedia CC Image courtesy of Olbibigo on Wikipedia

I have these rare moments when the world appears as it really is: transient. Meaning-full. Wonderful. Important. But it won’t last forever. It’s not the final stop on this journey. For as long as those moments last, I see my work and wife and marriage and everything as they really are: things to be cared for, worked hard for, grateful for. But they’re not ultimate.

Even my weaknesses. They won’t have the last say.

But those moments are usually just that. Moments. And I’m so thankful for them. I’ve found a poem that seems to capture the moment rightly. I don’t know much about the author, C.T. Studd. But it seems like he really knew about what matters. He really knew Jesus. Here’s his poem:

Only One Life
By C.T. Studd
 
Two little lines I heard one day,
Traveling along life’s busy…

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