Henry Van Dyke: "Life needn't loose its Zest;
The roads last turn, may be the very Best!"
Does a Birthday count as a Holiday? If so, I may want to skip a few!
Here's my 70th Year Reflection —A BIRTHDAY EPIPHANY
My life is like a candle burning
The fire of Faith is the flame;
Let it be a bright light to others
To journey in Jesus' sovereign name.
I feel like Van Dyke who said:
—"Age needn't lose life's Zest;
Because the road's last turn—
May suddenly be my very best."
Yesterday is a memory milestone
Buried deep within my heart;
Each new day I fill new pages
Prayerfully doing my part.
These are times that test our faith
As we are Heaven bound—
But Faith is our Foundation and
We stand strong on solid ground.
Although I'm not yet an Octarian
(A mere 70 years thus far)
I know Joy is not found in things
It's in knowing god—whose we are.
One thing I do ask of the Lord
For this Epiphany I pray;
To gaze on God's face eternally
Dwelling in His house all my days.
2012 by Douglas Raymond Rose
Member Academy of Poets
(Happy Birthday to me!)