Quotes Worth Pondering – Shay Reyner

QuotesWorthPonderingSince today is my birthday I thought I would share a song/poem I wrote a few years ago as I was pondering my own mortality. As I get more advanced in age I find that I am doing this more and more often. But I also have noticed that this was something the Apostle Paul did a lot of in his letters as he reminded himself often of the gospel and of the hope that we as believers have for the coming day of salvation. The crazier that our world gets the more we need to hold out the hope that is ours to a world that is more and more becoming hopeless and despairing. And while I am indeed looking forward to THAT DAY, I also echo what Paul said in Philippians 1:

22 If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! 23 I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; 24 but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body. 25 Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith, 26 so that through my being with you again your boasting in Christ Jesus will abound on account of me.

I hope you enjoy the song. Be glad that I am writing it and not singing it for you.

That Day

I’m longing for that day when I’ll be crowned with my reward
But more than that I cannot wait to see my precious Lord
For He has done so much for me
So much to set me free
And that is why I’m waiting for that day.

(chorus)
On that day He’ll come again
Or on that day I’ll go to Him
That day when this old journey is complete.
On that day my heart will sing
On that day I’ll see my king
On that day I’ll wake and know it’s not a dream.

I know it won’t be long before I enter heaven’s door
And then I’ll know just what my life of faith has all been for
I’ll see my savior face to face
I’ll feel the love of His embrace
And that is why I’m waiting for that day.

(chorus)

One day all the pain that comes with this life will be done
And I will cross the finish line and know the race is won
The victor will be on His throne
And I’ll see my eternal home
And that is why I’m waiting for that day.

(chorus)

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