The Highway Called Life

You can’t find the good
always looking for the bad;
and you can’t see the truth
if the false don’t make you mad.

The key to living rightly
is the eyes w’see life through,
but it’s not just the eyes God gave us,
it’s the worldview glasses that we use.

Two people can study history
but their conclusions not the same,
one might see Honest Abe a hero,
other’s see him quite to blame.

Che Guevara, a champion to the little guy,
to others, a Marxist traitor at his best;
Jesus Christ to some a Savior
but to others a whole lot less.

Man’s rebellion starts with coveting,
we want something w’see and so we take;
for there’s an expressway ‘tween our heart and eyes
with our character the roadsigns along the way.

But navigating the road signs is very circular,
like an intersection roundabout;
our behavior determines character
and our character determines behavior,
that’s for sure and certain, there’s no doubt.

Jesus taught the importance of good foundations,
sand is bad and stone the best,
the right foundation provides firm girding
to withstand life’s storms and tests.

We’re each kings and queens of our castles,
and charged to rule them fair and true,
and that starts with a highway clear of clutter
and a vision that seeks the truth.

Applying God’s word to daily choices
helps us slow down, stop, and think
and weigh the consequences,
and the wrong answers start to shrink.

And as we make more right decisions
a change in pattern starts to emerge,
and this pattern is the you that God always intended
and the sound in the background is a softly fading dirge.

God gave us His word to help us,
it’s a roadmap for our life’s trip,
the smart ones follow His directions
and allow His Spirit to transform, direct, equip.

Mason Swinney


About menmourningmoments

I'm happily married, the Father of 2 sons and 2 daughters and 4 beautiful grandchildren. Death is all around us but somehow we've managed to distance ourselves from it. Men, Mourning, Moments is about how the death of my son awakened me to life & the desire to seize every moment as though it were my last. It's about making sense of life in the good times and bad and allowing GOD to carry me and teach me through the hard times in life.
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2 Responses to The Highway Called Life

  1. Susan Jones says:

    That’s really good Mason!


  2. Thanks for reading and responding Susan. Feel free to forward it to your friends.


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