There is no death! The stars go down To rise upon some other shore, And bright in heaven’s jeweled crown They shine for evermore. Time is no death! The dust we tread Shall change beneath the summer showers To golden grain or mellow fruit, And ever near us, though unseen, The dear immortal spirits tread; For all the boundless universe. Is life – There are no dead.
Source: John Luckey McCreery » There is no Death «
I would have invited friends to dinner even though the carpet was stained and the couch untidy. I would have eaten the popcorn in the beautiful living room and would be less worried about the dirt when we wanted to make a fire in the home. I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather tell his youth again. I would never have insisted that the windows of the car be lifted because my hair had just been combed. I would have lit the pink candle that my children carved like a rose before it melted into the closet. I would have sat in the lawn with my children without worrying about grass stains. I would have cried less and laughed while watching TV and more watching life.
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 . «