Life is a race. Don't whimper if the track is rough and the goal is distant.
One day you shall reach it.
Life is a voyage. Don't complain if the storms batter the hull or the winds
tatter to shreds the sails.
One day you shall come to your haven.
Life is growth. Don't find fault if the seed lies smothered and submerged
in the dark earth before it blooms and blossoms.
One day you shall have your harvest.
Life is a pilgrimage. Don't falter on the road through self-pity because stones cut
your feet and leave your blood on the trail.
One day you will come to Immanuel's land.
The God who through the boundless sky guides the flight of the sparrow,
who builds the blind bird's nest,
will see to it that in his good time
you shall arrive.
~Joseph R. Sizoo~