The Greeting#

#Today's SoulSnack was penned by a subscriber in 1958 as he was finishing school. This is received with thanks.

The sky lights up while the sun

Peeps between the mountains very happily.

            A Man appears in the distance…


Housemaids are cooking, cocks are crowing,

Farmhands are waking and farmers are yawning.

            He gradually comes closer…


Little children are playing when the school bell r-r-rings!!

Then everyone keeps quiet and no one whispers.

            He walks up the hillside…


Shops open up and the owners are beaming,

Customers are paying, and shoplifters are busy.

            He draws nearer to where I’m sitting…


Rich people are eating, poor people are starving,

Some children are playing while others are dying.

            I wonder what He thinks about all this …


Old men are playing chess, old ladies are chatting

Young men are scheming, and young women are gossiping.

            The Man says ‘G’day!’, then tells me my problems… 


Some folk are sharing and working together,

And their happiness keeps them all smiling.

            In full daylight, He sets off and leaves me thinking…


Schoolboys are fooling not paying attention,

Girls are giggling – and the teacher is fuming!

            The man calls Me to follow Him whatever the weather’s like – and I do so! …


Spiders are lurking, hawks are hovering,

Snakes lie in wait – and mouse teeth are chattering!

            Grey clouds turn pink, but I’m not afraid – for He’s with me! …


The sky turns red then gradually darkens,

Everywhere becomes dead quiet and black once again.

            But I’m looking forward to the coming daybreak! … #

Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day the Lord will come. (Matthew 24:42)

I am daily waiting for the Son of God, to hear the only greeting worth living for - 'well done good and faithful servant'. ~ Michael Cartwright


Today's Soul Snippet

 'If God said Jonah was swallowed by a whale, then the whale swallowed Jonah, and we do not need a scientist to measure the gullet of a whale." ~ A. W. Tozer