Sunday, November 15, 2009


Mary is a good friend of mine. We both attended the same college, but at different times, and I "found" her one day in our alumni magazine. I was interested in getting to know her, as I thought she looked familiar, and I also saw she was a mother of special needs children (something we definitely had in common). I e-mailed her one day, and we became friends almost instantly. We have shared prayers and support, shared several family "outings," and have studied God's Word together. It has been a blessing to know Mary, and she has allowed me this opportunity to share a poem she wrote in her college days. It is a poem about Wisdom and how it's important for us to strive at living our lives in a way that would make God want to say, "Well done, my good and faithful servant." 

Matt 25:21 - "His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'(NKJ)

Now, here's Mary....

In college I spent some time serving the elderly in a particular apartment complex. We ran errands, fixed things, and spent time talking. One woman stood out in particular to me.


“Enjoy your youth,” the woman said,
Imploring with her eyes
I could not grasp her full intent
But knew that she was wise.

“I was young once, just like you,
And felt I’d always be;
But now I look back with regret
On all I did not see.

If I could relive my youthful days
I’d get it through my head
That life is short and I must grasp
Each moment, each word said.

Don’t demand love from your friends
And don’t expect too much.
Love them each for who they are
Don’t use them as your crutch.

Look for ways to be content
With what God gives to you
That way you’ll not regret
And to His word You’ll be true.”

As she spoke she brought me
To a state of deepened thought.
I thanked God for wiser people,
Praying others could be taught.

~ Mary Lee ~

1 comment:

  1. Aww, thanks, my good friend. :-) That was a nice intro. The feelings are mutual!


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