What is it that grips our heart

Or to what are we holding on?

As everything is fleeting and temporary

And one day will be gone.

Are we grasping onto materialism

Or onto our security?

Since in a moment it can come to nothing

And shattered our dreams will be.

All prestige, status and social class

Can crumble in a moment,

And when we examine ourselves in the aftermath

There’s a void that’s been lying dormant.

We should live beneath our means

And never beyond or above;

As we focus on what is important

And to operate out of love.

All is vanity and grasping for wind

And until we get a revelation;

We’ll continue in ways that are unfruitful

In prideful ways without hesitation.

If we’re relying on handouts

We will eventually be controlled,

Since there’s an incentive when it comes to money

With a firm and fierce stronghold.

The day is around the corner

Where a mark is required,

To have access to all the services

And to keep everything we’ve acquired.

As the water drips from our palm

So our days are numbered,

And one step closer to eternity

When our goods are plundered.

Are we building a foundation

That will sink in the sand?

Or are we building on the rock

Where there’s wisdom to understand?

If we hold onto faith and hope

We can never go astray,

As what we sow we’ll eventually reap

Where eternal dividends are paid.

If we hold onto love

It will never ever fail,

Since it’s a light that illuminates every path

With a beauty that it entails.

If we hold onto Jesus

We’re guaranteed a future hope,

And although tests and trials may fashion our days

We’re given much peace to cope.

Although situations may look grim

We should be positively focused;

With our eyes fixed firmly on the Lord

Instead of on the plight of locusts.

To what are we holding on

Or onto whom have we grasped?

Is a question we must ponder

And one that must be asked.

God will always provide our needs

He always does and always will,

Our task is simply to trust in Him

For our provision to fulfil.

(C) P.B. 2020

“For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.'” Isaiah 41:13

“He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name…His number is 666.” Revelation 13:16-18