MIF 19:3 (May-June 1987)


James Gunn

A thoughtful young woman, seriously minded, wrote on a card:

To think of summers yet to come
That I am not to see!
To think a weed is yet to bloom
From dust that I shall be.

A Christian friend, finding the card, picked it up, read it, and wrote:

To think, when Heaven and earth are fled,
And skies and seas are o’er,
When all that can die shall be dead.
That I shall die no more!
Oh, thus shall then my portion be,
Where I shall spend Eternity.

—James Gunn
in Facts of the Christian Faith
—p. 143)