Holy Spirit · Poetry · Salvation

Some Other Day

From a human perspective, the Holy Spirit once came to an innocent child and pled in an earnest tone:

“Dear little one let me come into thy heart, and make it forever my own.”

But the child replied with a rebellious heart saying,

“Dear Sweet Spirit, Please go away and come again some other day. For childhood is for fun and play. When I am older, I will bid Thee stay.”

The Spirit came back to the tall, fair youth with a loving and tender plea.

“The harvest is ready, there’s work to be done. Arise, God is calling for thee.”

But the young man resisted yet again and said,

“O Spirit, leave me, I pray,
For the pleasures of earth hold me in sway.
Some other day, some other day,
I promise Holy Spirit, I will bid thee to stay.”

The years passed and again the Holy Spirit returned to plead with the toil worn man saying,

“Make haste while God’s grace shall last.
The silver is tingling thy lock’s of brown.
Thy years are slipping, slipping fast away.”

Foolishly the man replied,

“O Spirit, I should obey,
But I am too busy, and I tried to pray.
Some other day, some other day.
When I have more time,
I will bid Thee to stay.”

The old man now lean’s on his trembling staff, with quivering, bitter sigh.

“I’ve wasted a life time in sin,
And now I am going to die.
The Spirit, long slighted, has flow away.
No hope, no God, I cannot pray.
No other day, no other day.
The Holy Spirit has gone to stay.”

There is a day of calling. There is a day of salvation. Perhaps today is that day for you.

2 Corinthians 6:2, “(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)”

Matthew 6:33, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

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