Not Guaranteed – A Short Poem

Darkness clothed the sky
Another day is over
A question flashed my mind
Will the dawn be visible in my eyes again?
That wondering takes place
After the sun finds rest…
For tomorrow is not guaranteed
Every time we lay our head to rest…
If the next day your eyes were able to be opened
Thank God for the opportunity of a new morning my friend.
I wrote this poem before I lay my head on my pillow tonight. I keep this reality in mind. It’s an absolute truth whether we like it or not, that all of us are not guaranteed of tomorrow. From the moment we closed our eyes to sleep in the night, we are not sure if there’s going to be another chance to open it again the next day.
Each morning, I thank God for granting me another day, another opportunity to see the goodness of a new sunrise. I always remind myself that a day given to me maybe my last. If we think this way, we’ll make our best effort to spend each hour in a positive way, in light of eternity. We are just travelers in this earth. Now we exists, tomorrow we maybe gone, and how we spend our life here will determine how we will spend our eternity. But in the midst of all life’s uncertainties, there is hope. There is hope in Jesus for those who believe. You may also want to read this poem;

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.””James‬ ‭4:13-15‬ ‭

“For we are sojourners before You, and tenants, as all our fathers were; our days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is no hope.” 1 Chronicles 29:15

LORD, make me to know my end And what is the extent of my days; Let me know how transient I am. Psalm 39:4

Let me know your thoughts on this. I may learn something from you too.

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