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The Older I Get...
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By James Pemberton
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The Older I Get…


 


It seems like the older I am,


with each passing day.


There’s someone that I know


who “passes away.”


 


I remember as a child, 40 seemed to be “old.”


Now, it seems quite young. 


As I’ve been told.


 


This life that I have is wonderful and God given.


He wants to be with me


each day that I’m livin.


 


The older I am, the more that I began to see.


I need much more of God, and a lot less of me.


 


Whatever path in life that I might choose.


Without God in control.  I’m going to lose!


 


He’s the one that I need to take control.


His word brings nourishment to my soul!


 


His word and commandments


 need to be obeyed.


There’s nothing for HIS LOVE


I would ever trade!


 


I thank you my lord for the life I have received.


An eternal life with you,


I want to achieve!


 


The older I am…The closer I get


to my mansion above


God has blessed me and


given me his eternal love!


 


One more day with Jesus


is sweeter than before!


No matter my age.  I’ll always


need him MORE!


 


He is and will always be with me


till the end of time.


I’m so glad that I am his.  And he is MINE!


 


By Jim Pemberton   01/18/12


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Submitted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Last Updated: Thursday, January 19, 2012

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!


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