Wednesday, September 26, 2012

"What Do You See?

Even to your old age, I am He, 
and even to gray hairs I will carry you!   
I have made, and I will bear; even  
I will carry, and will deliver you. 
Isaiah 46:4

To all the old ones who touch my
life so deeply - I see the beautiful you.

What do you see
Is it just the outside
The wrinkles and wheelchair
My feeble body and mind?
But I am formed in God’s image
He knows every hair
He’s numbered each strand
And He calls me fair.
I had hopes, I had dreams
I worked hard with my hands
I loved and raised children
I danced to the band
To the rhythms of life
Some melodies were sweet
While others were sharp
But I trusted the beat.
For I knew God was playing
His instrument well
Guiding every movement
A life lived to tell
Of a Father who has been faithful
And will be until the end
So I’ll continue to dance
Though it may seem like pretend.
But the Lord has my heart
And helps me to see
Even as He sees
A beautiful me.
I may appear as a shadow
But it’s the one that God's cast
As His face has shown upon me
From the first till the last.
One day I’ll rise up
No longer frail
And move to the music
My Jesus to hail.
He’ll welcome me home
Where He’s dried all my tears
My joy made complete
As a choir I hear.
To know at last I’m in His presence
Singing songs of His praise
Where I will dwell with Him forever
For endless of days.
So, hear beyond the babble
To hear a heart full of life
That lives on into eternity
In one who trusts Christ.

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