This life offers many treasures Some too wonderful to believe Our status in life is measured by the money we receive. It's a show of size and measure In the amount that we possess We walk proud at the vision of one living with much less We have a pride so large It cannot be controlled Our mouths speak so foolish of all that we could hold! But you know that we really are holding NOTHING at all.... What a short life that we live when eternity gives its call! Will we cry of pride and stature, when we're standing before our Lord? Will we show a pile of money? Or hide in shame of all we've hoard? You see dear friend that life Is not the wealth that we own.... It's in the precious Grace of Jesus and the forgiveness He has shown! No possessions will go with us as we travel that last mile Will He know us when we're knocking? and greet us as His child? Or will His door close slowly with a tear running down His face? As He cries, "I KNOW YOU NOT!" "Why did you turn from Grace?"
-Linda Sue Etling