The Last Hope   Leave a comment

For I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able

to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. –2 Tim.1:12

Against what day?

The day of great temptation

When powers of ill,

Subtle and strong, would overwhelm the fortress

Of mind and will.

Against what day?

The day when sudden anguish

Crushes the soul;

When ruthless pain and cold, relentless sorrow

Take bitter toll.

Against what day?

The day of swift destruction,

When in a day

The slowly-garnered treasures of a lifetime

Are swept away.

Against what day?

The day when Death’s grey angel

Crosses my door,

Blotting out life’s sweet song and golden sunshine

Forevermore;

Against that day,

That day of dread,

When strong heart faileth

And hope is fled,

Day of life’s direst need

Or Death’s dark sleep,

I am persuaded that my God is able

My soul to keep!

–Margaret Clarkson–

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Posted July 4, 2011 by janathangrace in Poems

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