Thursday, June 28, 2012
THE LORD WILLING
"Do not boast about tomorrow;
you don't know what it may bring."
That's the proverb writer's warning.
So, too, James says the same thing,
when he cautions in his letter
those who are inclined to say
they'll do this or that tomorrow,
not to boast of it today.
"What is life?" asks James profoundly.
"You will vanish like a mist!
All such arrogance is evil.
If the Lord wills, you exist!"
Therefore we should say "God willing,"
when we say what we will do;
God who rules the past and present
is Lord of the future, too.
(from Now, THAT'S a Miracle!)