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Something Better
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By Geneva Poynter
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Something Better


This old earthly tent in which my soul lives
Is nearly fragile  - I just groan.
It gets bad some days and I say, “what gives?”
I’ll be glad to leave flesh and bones.

Christ might just come even before my death.
This old tent will be taken down.
I’ll be with Him ere I draw my last breath
And I’ll wear my “arriving gown.”

What’s my purpose at its most restraining?
The tent is old, patched, pegs bending
And this life can be so very draining,
Living now with effort tending.

Losing heart when those I love criticize,
When I have pointed to the Lord?
Hanging with the negative isn’t wise.
Draw strength from God, his love and Word.

“Just think of Him Who endured from sinners such
grievous opposition and bitter hostility against Himself-
reckon up and consider it all in comparison with your
trials - so that you may not grow weary or exhausted,
losing heart and relaxing and fainting in your minds.”
Hebrews 12:3  (The Amplified Bible)


 


 


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Submitted: Sunday, October 12, 2014

Last Updated: Monday, October 13, 2014

About the Poet
I asked Jesus to be my Savior when I was 11 - that was almost 70 years ago as of June 2015. My husband and I had been married for 54 years as of March 2010 before he went Home to Heaven, and we have one son & daughter in law and 3 grandchildren.


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