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Friday, November 5, 2010

And So It Goes

Bsck in the 90s, I first heard a song from Billy Joel called, “And So It Goes.” If you don’t remember it, you can find it on You Tube. Several months ago it began bouncing around the hollow spaces in my head and latched on to a memory from my youth. I grew up going to church but didn’t come to a “personal” relationship with Christ until I was in my 20s. That’s when a situation arose that brought back all the religious teaching I had been given as a teenager. The instruction wasn’t wasted; it just took time for the seeds to flower. So, I guess, I’d have to say anytime is the right time to train up a child.

And So It Goes

In every life
there is a time
to speak of faith or hold your tongue.
And lessons of
God’s purest love
are never wasted on the young.

In younger days
I went to church,
I read the words and heard the prayers.
I passed the test
to be confirmed
but never felt God truly cares.
And every time
someone would ask
I told them yes, I do believe.
And so it comes
and so it goes
until God touched me, I suppose.
A circumstance;
another chance
the lessons learned came flooding back.
With open eyes;
I realized the love I lacked.

The time is now
to speak God’s grace.
Don’t be afraid, don’t hold your tongue.
And as it comes,
so should it go;
Your lessons just might save the young.

Jeff Hildebrandt © 11/3/2010

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