Twenty-Four Hours

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15-16

Just these twenty-four short hours
That’s all we have today
Fourteen hundred forty minutes
To do and speak and pray
Eighty-six thousand four hundred seconds
Take wing and off they fly
Till out on our horizon
They turn and wave goodbye
 

These words we choose to speak
And the paths we walk upon
The tasks we put our hands to
Will never be undone
But prayer in faith has power
To redeem the least of these
And find in Father’s presence
A grace that will not cease

He is love and hope and goodness
Our Savior ever true
Through teach step He'll walk beside us
And guide us all night through!


Twenty-Four Hours by Peter Caligiuri copyright 2020
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The World Stood Still

He had walked on water
Given life to the dead
He had fed five thousand
With five loaves of bread
But on the Cross
At His Father’s will
Jesus gave His life
While the world stood still

And the soldiers gambled
For the clothes He wore
His disciples trembled
Behind locked doors
But by His side
One thief believed
And Mary wept
As He struggled to breath
And the thunder roared
And the darkness fell
Then He cried “Forgive!”
And the world stood still

The World Stood Still by Peter Caligiuri copyright 2020
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Letting Go and Reaching out

Letting go of memories
And walking on alone
Is a lesson God must teach
To show us we’re not home

But if we’re clinging tightly to
What we possess today
God reminds that up ahead 
Our children watch our way

And learn from us how they should live
By the time we give to them
How in letting we’re reaching out
And holding on to Him

Letting Go and Reaching Out by Peter Caligiuri 
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 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14 ESV