Time Is Running Out

Maurice Dyson (Guest Post)

…behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
2 Corinthians 6:2

The great events of history
Reveal a certain trend;
Recorded for posterity,
That all may comprehend.

Despite our rank impiety,
Which brought about the curse,
God did not leave humanity
To go from bad to worse.

When people grew and multiplied
And evil spread abroad,
The grace of God was magnified,
And eight were saved aboard.

Corruption swept the populace;
A man was called and sealed;
His Seed would have the highest place
With many thousands healed.

The one event so glorified
By God in human frame,
Was when the Lord was crucified
And bore our sin and shame.

A great event is imminent:
The Lord is coming soon,
To judge the ones impenitent
When time was opportune.

The Lord has given Maurice Dyson a wonderful ability to take a passage of Scripture – a story, a Biblical character, a principle of truth – and present it in poetic form.

His aim in writing these poems is to teach people about the Lord, and to draw us back into the Scriptures, so that each of us would search out the wonderful things of God.

This poem is from his book 100 Poems of Praise: Christian Poetry to Praise God.

We would like to thank Mr. Dyson for such a lovely poem.


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