The greatest treasure

The sum total of it all

To gather in every pebble

Thrown into every pond

To call back every ripple ever made

To reach the other side and find

Like feathers blown in the wind

Did they land on wasted ground

Or carried on eternal wings 

To find their resting place

To be emptied out

Then filled once more

To be lost then found again

To continue to fight to the finish line

With the banner of love held high

To my fleeting breath

And my final day

Your love will

Hold me

Carry me

Keep me

Always remaining in me

As the greatest treasure 

Of my heart and soul

As the greatest treasure of all

Across the finishing line

Through constant practice

Talents are honed

Precious gifts grow into choice fruit

Passion carries them through

With fulfilment in their wings

Hope mounting up

Faith taking to flight

Love soaring

Ascending

Higher and higher

Until that day

Hope whispers in my ear 

Telling me Your mercy and grace

Will take me across the finish line

Reminding me

You took me from the lowest depths

You will lift me up to the highest heights

Till heaven is full

Called to live out God’s purpose

Where compassion and mercy rule the day

Looking back to mercy

Seeing all Jesus has done

Finishing the work on the cross

Where there is no future 

Without the vision of Christ crucified 

A constant reminder 

Of His body and blood poured out

His life emptied

Offered up

Least I forget

The price He paid

The gift He gave

His love that paved the way

Where there is no future

Without the vision of Christ risen

Looking forward

One day at a time

With compassion in full view

Love expressed with an open heart

Love expressed with open hands

The rear vision of mercy always behind me

Following me all the days of my life

The full screen of compassion ahead of me

Showing me there’s a whole world out there

Full of lives to be touched with God’s love

One life at a time 

One day at a time

Till heaven is full