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Exalting God


Apathy Toward God

I looked upon a farm one day,

That once I used to own;

The barn had fallen to the ground,

The fields were overgrown.

The house in which my children grew,

Where we had lived for years…

I turned to see it broken down,

And brushed aside the tears.

I looked upon my soul one day to find it too had grown,

With thorns and nettles everywhere,

The seeds neglect had sown.

The years had passed

While I had cared for things of lesser worth.

The things of heaven I let go

While minding things of earth.

To Christ I turned with bitter tears and cried,

“O Lord, forgive!”

I have not much time left for Thee,

Not many years to live.

The wasted years forever gone,

The days I can’t recall.

If I could live those days again,

I’d make Him Lord of all.

── Michael P. GreenIllustrations for Biblical Preaching