In all of our lives, there are some special days,
Celebrated at times in familiar ways.
The day you got glasses so that you could see,
Or hearing aids – Listen! Birds singing in trees!
It’s special when you got an “A” on a big test,
Then the college degree when you’ve done your best.
The birth of a child is usually nice, or
The day that a soldier paid the ultimate price.
The anniversary of when you married the love of your life,
Celebrating times through good things and strife.
But to God, there’s no one special day in the year,
Not one day to celebrate, not one to hold dear. (1)
Some always worship – they regularly go twice,
But two times a year is no sacrifice.
Christmas nor Easter will keep us in line,
But one day remembered yearly, 52 times.
The empty tomb – the stone rolled away. (2)
Christ tells us to remember. That’s what we obey. (3)
Christ rose from the dead the first day of the week,
Every week has a first day, so that’s what we keep. (4)
The same words are used for the collection, too. (5)
Most churches want money, so that’s what they do.
They take the Lord’s Supper yearly twice, 3, or 4;
But taking up money? They do that much more.
Our lives here are vapor. They’re gone in a puff. (6)
After that, good and bad are separated by a gulf. (7)
Saved by God’s grace? Yes, but still we must obey.
So you feel it’s too much to remember Him every first day?
1. Galatians 4:7-11; 2. Matthew. 27-28; Mark 15-16; Luke 23-24; John 18-20; 3. Luke 22:14-20: I Corinthians 11:20-26; 4. Acts 20:7; 5. I Corinthians 16:1-2; 6. James 4:13-14; 7. Luke 16:20 ff.
- by Netagene, December 28, 2009. I found it only recently in an old e-mail! Yes, I have both "seeing aids" (since I was in my teens) and hearing aids (for about 8 years now), and have an associates' degree (in music) from college. I also attend worship almost every time the doors are open. I think that is what God requires. We are to encourage each other, and the best way is to physically be with others! -