Wednesday, July 4, 2018

THE BREATH OF LIFE




BE STILL AND KNOW

Breathe in and out and know somehow,
The infinity of God’s eternal NOW.
Know in the heat of this July,
December’s cold and snowy sky.

Know in the pain that leads to death,
The throbbing gasp of life’s first breath.
Breathe in and out, be here and now
In eternity and infinity --somehow.

When starting down the road of life,
As someone’s husband, someone’s wife.
Then life is good, and future’s bright,
With love and luck, no end in sight,

Know well and sure as night brings day,
That this too, is doomed to pass away.
When the pulse of love and life wears thin,
Remember God’s Kingdom, here, within.

The happiness of life, and pain of death
Both dance the rhythmic tune of breath.
Be still and know that thou art He,
Right here, right now; -- eternally.

Breathe in, breathe out. Now just be
In the infinite NOW --for all eternity.

  --Ed Close July 4, 2018

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