Vestiges remain

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‘Vestiges remain’

Vestiges of summer linger in sun’s warm rays

before fading far away at close of day

Autumnal chill makes body and heart sink cold

and low before they find another warm glow

Each new sunrise brings hope of renewal and change

opportunity for life and love to become rearranged

We are born; we live; we die. And in-between

we welcome, embrace, and bid Goodbye

Every day has moments of goodness

and grace, sadness and sorrow, clinging on

today while we wait for tomorrow

Silver linings shine beneath all dirt and grime

and darkness hovers round us all the time

Light is always waiting at the door if we

have faith to let it in and believe for more

There are no wasted days or years

despite how bleak things may appear

God can redeem every one as we learn

to trust fully in Jesus, His Son

How do we live with this dichotomy?

By remembering the good, giving praise

and being as thankful as we can be

©JoyLenton2014 

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10 thoughts on “Vestiges remain

  1. This is beautiful, Joy. So earnest and hope-filled. These lines especially give me comfort today:
    “There are no wasted days or years
    despite how bleak things may appear
    God can redeem every one as we learn
    to trust fully in Jesus, His Son”

    Thank you! May we learn to open the door to the light that is always there!

    • Thank you, Trudy. I’m so glad these God-given words have encouraged and comforted you. I also love the thought of nothing being wasted of all that feels lost to us. God is in the process of restoring the years the locust has eaten. We may not see it all happen in this lifetime but we have hope into eternity. May you be blessed by the Light of God’s presence as you continually open the door of your heart to Him. 🙂 Xx

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