One Precious Day

In Apples of Gold by Nina Gaus0 Comments

I may never see tomorrow;

There’s no written guarantee,

And things that happened yesterday

Belong to history.
I cannot predict the future,

And I cannot change the past.

I have just the present moment;

I must treat it as my last.

I must use this moment wisely

For it soon will pass away,

And be lost to me forever

As a part of yesterday.

I must exercise compassion,

Help the fallen to their feet,

Be a friend unto the friendless,

Make an empty life complete.

I must make this moment precious,

For it will not come again,

And I can never be content

With things that might have been.

Kind words I fail to say this day

May never be unsaid,

For I know not how short may be

The path that lies ahead.

The unkind things I do today

May never be undone,

And friendships that I fail to win

May nevermore be won.

I may not  have another chance

On bended knee to pray,

And thank my God with humble heart

For giving me this day.

I may never see tomorrow,

But this moment is my own.

It’s mine to use or cast aside;

The choice is mine alone.

I have just this precious moment

In the sunlight of today,

Where the dawning of tomorrow

Meets the dusk of yesterday.

-Author Unknown

Nina Gaus

Nina came to know the Lord as a teenager, and is grateful for the Lord’s grace and mercy in her life as she has sought to grow in her relationship with Christ through the years.

She and her husband currently attend Lehigh Valley Baptist Church and enjoy being a part of the ministries there. Along with being a wife and homemaker, she is thrilled to be able to teach music lessons to a number of piano students in the area. Poetry and meditational or motivational writings based on scripture have also remained one of her passions through the years!

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