Life is Brief

Life is Brief! Oh how swiftly
Sometimes it is snatched away!
Here today, gone tomorrow -
No time "Goodbye's" to say.
One moment living, laughing,
The next, quiet and still,
Oh how can one split second
Leave such emptiness to fill!

The memories that linger
Are all that's left behind
Of a face so precious,
And thoughtful deeds so kind.
A life full of activity
That spanned so many years,
Have left a deep impression
And a loss too deep for tears.

As husband and father,
Mac will be missed so much,
For his sense of humour
And his loving touch.
For his grieving family
We most sincerely pray
For God's strength and guidance
And comfort every day.

From his life's experience
Lessons can be learned.
His death too, must have meaning
Which now should not be spurned,
For life, is always precious,
To be handled with great care,
Used as a Gift from Heaven
With discipline and prayer.

This gift God freely gives us
To relish and enjoy;
Yet it is very fragile,
Great care we must employ.
So live your life for Jesus;
Treasure each day, month and year,
So, when your life is over
You can face God without fear!

Honoria A. Groves

22 November. 2000