Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Name

The magnificent life, is not found in the flesh,
Nor of power or might or sway.
The life that fulfills begins when we’re still
And builds upon Jesus’ name.

The meaningful life, is not based on achievement,
Nor of wealth or status or fame.
The life of renown is seeking the crowns
Only found in Jesus’ name.

The memorable life, is not known for the years,
Nor of ribbons or trophies claimed.
The life that endures, that conquers and cures
Is secure in Jesus’ name.

The meritorious life, is not gauged by performance,
Nor of accolades, plaques or acclaim.
The life that “arrives,” that blossoms and thrives
Is derived in Jesus’ name.

The measureless life, is not weighed with possessions,
Nor of titles or degrees attained.
The life that has won, will hear from the Son:
“Well done” in Jesus’ name.

By Tom Valles

2 Thessalonians 1: 11-12 With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith. We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

2 comments:

Kathryn Darden said...

I really like the poetic device you used to begin each stanza.

Tom Valles said...

Thanks, Kathryn. May you have a very blessed Thanksgiving.