Don't all of today's familiar
Health warnings about,
What to eat or quickly select and
Leave you and me with little or
About what not to sample.
Or leave little time
To pause and think.
Many of today's warnings
Can and do arrive for many
Much too late.
And when they do arrive usher in
Much painful sorrow.
But that's life, dear friend,
That's your fate!
God's announced solemn warning,
Perhaps given to you dear friend
This very morning,
Do you know offers its own eternal
However sad and however demurring.
Yet so many people in purple
Crowded hospital rooms,
Refuse to admit that when death
In life's hurried frenetic
They are never really ready or prepared for
When that grim reaper looms.
Does not the Bible confirm:
"Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come" (Matthew 24:42)
God warns all who care to hear His voice:
"It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" (Hebrews 9:27)
So unlike any Government health notice,
You have, dear friend, simply no choice!
Promiscuous Sex Warnings
Drug Abuse Warnings.
And any other familiar friendly Warning
If death should pay you a timely visit
Perhaps this very night,
Where will your eternal soul
Perhaps in the darkest regions of Hell?
Or offer pleasing respite,
Forever in God's enduring affectionate all seeing sight!
The choice is always
Yours, is it not?
Remember in the after life yet to come
There is never a second shot!
I first started drafting this stanza in a
Crowded hospital waiting room. For many of the
Patients in that room the consultant's news
Will be mixed. For some it will be the
First time that a shadow has appeared on
A lung, or a lump has shown up in the throat.
Or perhaps nothing at all. Hospital
Waiting rooms are an ideal location
To leave Bible tracts. Most people do not
Bring anything to read so it is an excellent
Opportunity to evangelise, and let's face it,
These people are going nowhere for
At least an hour. So a timely Bible tract
Might perhaps make them think. I hope so.
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