The pebble sinks leaving ripples behind,
Ripples that will soon be gone.
The Titanic sinks never to sail again;
Stock markets sink to someone’s sorrow;
Hearts sink hearing news of disaster;
The sun also sinks leaving darkness;
Bodies sink into the grave leaving sorrow.
Meanwhile I strive to leave ripples behind
but as the ripple of the pebble, they will soon be gone.
If this life is the only life, where do I put my hope? Does it matter what I do? Perhaps we should just be dog-eat-dog? Survival of the fittest. The grave is the end. That is a current philosophy. The cause of murder, violence, rape, and greed for those who think they can be among the fittest; the cause of suicide, homelessness, drugs, alcohol, idleness, and much ill health for those who just give up and submit to not being one of the fittest. Why does it matter if the grave is the end?
I Cor. 15:19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. KJV
Prompt by M for May 13, “the sun also sinks”
About oneta hayes
Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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a-men. God’s Plan of Redemption for Human souls is PERFECT.
Yes, it is.
Thanks for the comment, Heather. My son responded by pointing me to 1 Cor. 15:58 “your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” That is encouraging. The Lord will honor or prayers and influence we make to those we love. We keep striving and trusting. But our hope is only in the Lord.
Amen sister! 🙌
hey who knows where those ripples may eventually end up sooner or later going?
If one does not plant some seed, for sure nothing will develop. Mixed metaphor but important. 😀
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Thank you for your work on these monthly prompts. You are greatly appreciated.