Note on Passing Years posted Oct. 21 https://onetahayes.com/2015/10/21/passing-years/ I found some notes the other day which show that I wrote a short form of “Passing Years” sometime before my 70th birthday (I think). During the time I was working on my doctoral thesis regarding the Jehovah names of God, I realized that He had been evident to me in all the roles I mention: Redeemer, Victor, Healer, Peace, Guide, Holiness, Friend. So I added more to the poem and included it as the epilogue in my thesis.
I know most of you realized as you read it, that it was more to me than just a “poetry” exercise. I have told family members that I want it used as a part of my funeral when that time comes.
The poem is not copyrighted, and I never plan to do so. If it can be a blessing to you in any way, you are welcome to use it. Please do acknowledge me as the writer, however. It is very special to me-and, I hope this doesn’t sound weird, but I believe to Jesus also.
i’m not good enough
i’m not strong enough.
i’m not rich enough.
i’m not smart enough.
In fact, i’m not good, strong, rich, or smart.
But i’ll make it, because HE is!