12.31.1999

a second.

god,
thank you for taking two seconds out of your day
to create me.

thank you for taking two seconds out of your day
to die for me.

thank you for taking two seconds out of your day
to forgive me.

thank you for taking two seconds out of your day
to give me life.

thank you for taking two seconds out of your day
to live my life.

two seconds of your day is how long my life is,
make it worthwhile.

help me to take two seconds out of my day
to surrender it to you.

help me to take two seconds out of my life
to live it for you.

help me to take two seconds out of my day
to tell someone about you.

help me to take two seconds out of my life
to thank you for giving it to me.

help me to take a second out of my life
to make it an instrument for you.

help me pay attention to the seconds in my life
because taking a second could mean so much.

12.24.1999

Why?

God, my life has ended
And I am standing at the gates.
But there is not a spot for me,
I must leave this place.

And yet I know where I’ll be sent,
And I will not go
Until the reason I must depart
Is something that I know.

God, I lived a good life,
I was nice I helped the poor.
There were many were worse than me.
Please, please open the door.

I tried not to swear, to steal, to lie.
But still the gates stay closed.....why?

Do you not remember me
Setting you aside?
I told you you could trust in me,
In me you could confide.

But your heart and soul rejected me,
Not letting me set you free.

Did you not believe me when I
Told you what I’d done?
Or did you just not care that I
Had sent my only son?

He lived a perfect life
And He only came to die.
It was you who wouldn’t accept my salvation,
And I ask you.....why?