Nothing More Precious

From John 12:44-46:  “Then Jesus cried aloud:  ‘Whoever believes in me believes not in me but in Him who sent me.  And whoever sees me sees Him who sent me.  I have come as light into the world, so that everyone who believes in me should not remain in the darkness.'” 

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Across this world’s vastness

There’s nothing more precious

Than our God-given life

Primed to breath by His grace


Every precious day

Praise God for its richness

Honor life’s simple ways

Praying with thankful hearts


Just as God molds this earth

Spirit works tirelessly

Shaping and stretching lives

Blessing each precious breath


God’s precious hands guiding

Framing, leading, teaching

Crafting lives, filled with love

Accept His blessed gift


Charged with following God

Life’s precious, rocky path

Falling with stumbling steps

But, Father picks us up


Savoring each day’s breath

There’s nothing more precious

Honoring Lord of all

Straight to life’s final end


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From Psalm 23:5-6:  “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long.”

Following prayer and reading my Bible, my thoughts went into writing this special poem.  Indeed, there is nothing more precious than life.  On March 17, 2021, my stepfather, Ed, went to the Lord.  The love he shared with my mother (his loving Martha) was boundless, and I was blessed to share my Christian faith with him.  The unconditional love given by my mother to her blessed Ed will be a lasting gift because it has been witnessed by so many others.  

16 thoughts on “Nothing More Precious

  1. Life is so precious, as your poem so lovingly expresses. Love those you love while it is yet today. Sorry to hear about the passing of your stepdad. I pray God comforts you and your family at this time. It was nice to know you got to share your faith with him.

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