I had walked life’s way with an easy tread, had followed where comforts and pleasures led, until one day in a quiet place, I met the Master face- to- face. With station and rank and wealth for my goal. Much thought for my body but none for my soul, I had entered to win in life’s mad race, when I met the Master face -to-face and blushed to see, that His eyes full of sorrow were fixed on me. And I faltered and fell at His feet that day , while my castles melted and vanished away. Melted and vanished and in their place , naught else could see , but My Master’s Face. And I cried aloud ,O, make me meet to follow the steps of thy wounded feet. My thought is now for the souls of men. I’ve lost my life to find it again. Ever since that day in a quiet place, I met the Master face-to face.
I knelt to pray but not for long, I had too much to do. I had to hurry and get to work, for bills would soon be due. So I knelt and said a hurried prayer, and jumped up off my knees. My Christian duty was now done, my soul could rest at peace. All day long I had no time to spread a word of cheer. No time to speak of the Christ to friends, they’d laugh at me I’d fear. No time , no time ,too much to do, that was my constant cry, no time to give to souls in need, but at last the time , the time to die. I went before the Lord , I came, I stood with downcast eyes. For in his hand God held a book ; it was the book of life . God looked into his book and said : » your name I cannot find. I once was going to write it down… but never found the time . «
© Jay Jay 2018