John T. Willis

Monday, October 05, 2009

Sunrise, Sunset

One of the songs that Evelyn and I love so much is: "Sunrise, Sunset." This song is a favorite for weddings, but also on other occasions. Here is the song:

Is this the little girl I carried?
Is this the little boy at play?
I don't remember growing older,
When did they?

When did she get to be a beauty?
When did he grow to be so tall?
Wasn't it yesterday when they were small?

Sunrise, sunset, sunrise, sunset,
Swifly flow the days,
Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers,
Blossoming even as they gaze . . .

Sunrise, sunset, sunrise, sunset,
Swiftly fly the years.
One season following another,
Laden with happiness and tears . . .

One season following another,
Laden with happiness and tears . . .

This simple song captures the realities of life, and there is no way that we human beings can change this, and there is no way that we can go back to former days.

God has made us as God wishes. We are born, we grow into adolescence, we grow into young adulthood, we marry, we have children, our children grow up, they leave home, and suddenly we are in older and oldest age. This is God's way. So, it is very good.

Maybe we can learn some important lessons from this concept.
1. Every day is very important. Make YOUR day FULL.
2. Live for each day. Do not be burdened down or rejoice over the past. This is gone. Do not yearn for the future. The future may never gone. Live for today. God will take care of the rest.
3. Life is short, no matter how long a person lives. Life is here today, and gone tomorrow. BUT, God promises an eternity with God in heaven--so rejoice.

For a closing biblical passage: James 4:13-17:

"Come now, you who say, 'Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a town and spend a year there, doing business and making money.' Yet you do not even know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that ppears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, 'If the Lord wishes, we will live and do this or that.' As it is, you boast in your arrogance; all such boasting is evil. Anyone, then, who knows the right thing to do and fails to do, commits sin."

How are YOU doing TODAY? Live each day to the full. God will take care of YOU. Let me hear from YOU.

John Willis


  • I think my parents had that song at their wedding :)
    Julie Rich

    By Blogger Julie, at 4:05 PM  

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