This poem is a short illustration of time and how we are spending our given share. Life is short but we are not always conscious of this truth, that one day we will all leave this earth, that we don’t own our time and our future, we are just stewards of our share. God’s Word advises us to use our time wisely. There are many things in life that can distract us from what truly matters, and God knows it thus He gave us His Word to guide us. We do not know what tomorrow holds, no one is guaranteed of tomorrow. A present spent unwisely is a regretful future. Below is my poem and some Bible verses about time to better understand how important every moment is in light of eternity.
The movement of its hands, had never ever ceased;
Darkness covers the light, but those hands have no rest
The world paused for awhile, to regain its lost strength;
But its tick-tack’s going, waiting still to the end.
Counting one to sixty, and twelve to twenty-four;
Twenty four times seven, and seven times four;
Then times twelve but still, counting for more and more;
No one knows its last count, only God knows for sure.
The chances it’s giving, to all who got their share;
The number for a day, equally shared and fair;
The only difference, is how they’d use their term;
Did they spend it wisely, or they’ve spent them in vain?
Control of its usage, others have attempted;
The hours for the morrow, they thought they grasped in hand;
Some boasts on the numbers, they’ve used for they’re wise;
It didn’t come to mind, the past was all they’ve had.
- by Rhodenia Cunanan
James 4:13-16 “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.” But now you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.”
Proverbs 27:1 “Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth.”
1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 “But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.”
Psalms 90:12 “So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.”