Ah, Father, another deadline
for a contest has passed.
Time goes by faster and faster.
Children think that waiting
for an hour is forever.
Older folks wonder
where the week went or the month.
Father we know you are with us
whether we are on earth or in heaven,
but sometimes we wish time
would turn back so we could
savor each moment here on earth.
Give us perspective, Father,
that we may embrace your vision
for our lifetime. Amen.
Then he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give water as a gift from the spring of the water of life. Those who conquer will inherit these things, and I will be their God and they will be my children.”