Always Longing

Age

Proverbs 21:26
New Living Translation (NLT)

26 Some people are always greedy for more,
but the godly love to give!


The Longing

Age is a curious thing
Over which we seem utterly confused
And no matter what the years might bring
We complain that we are being abused

When we are young, we long to be old
We want to drive big cars and be rich
But when we are old the glitter’s gone from the gold
And for a few more days we’d gladly switch

It’s our nature I guess to be envy filled
To long for what we do not possess
Oh what I would give to be completely instilled
With a spirit satisfied with much less

I wouldn’t need to have the biggest tv
In the finest house in the new neighborhood
No need to drive golf carts or huge atv’s
I’d walk with my family as often as I could

I’d try to slow down and take it all in
And appreciate all that life has to give
For there’s no better prize and no better win
Than to live the life you’ve been given to live

©2017 by William Pierce


Father,

Please keep me from the clutches of greed and envy. They are hard task-masters who are never satisfied and will never let you rest.

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