Dear Younger Self,
As you grow older and face the many trials and temptations of this world, remember this little poem I’ve written for you, and always put God first in your life.
The clock ticks down, the time is near
When our risen Savior shall appear
Beware, sweet daughter, watch out, young son
The world cries out, live just for fun
God’s word tells the story plain and clear
The Son of God will soon be here
The devil’s plan is oh so sly
Don’t let the action pass you by.
God’s promise made so long ago
To his children it must go
Seek not the world and all its woe
Flee from sin, set yourself apart
Seek the Lord with all your heart
And from you he will not depart.
When the devil comes with his sly plan
Remember you can’t serve God and man
For one you’ll love and one you’ll hate
There’s no time to negotiate
Black is black and white is white
You know what’s wrong and what is right.
Seek first the kingdom that’s above
Flee from the world and its false love
The day of judgment is so near
The signs are getting oh so clear
Watch and be ready, don’t be deceived
As in a cloud he was received
He will soon on the clouds appear
The day of Christ will soon be here.
*Gene is a member of Randolph Protestant Reformed Church in Randolph, WI.