Not wanting to unnecessarily dwell on this summer's accident, I was going to make a new post about some very cool stuff that will be happening this Fall However, I would be remiss not to publish this wonderfully well-done lyrical reflection written by Jonathan.
Think. Reflect. Enjoy.
I realized not long ago that God’s not done with me yet.
Encased in mangled metal lined by tattered leather,
Looking at the scattered glass and blood stained cement,
Instantly I realized I am still meant for something better.
We ignorantly approached evil that lurked around the curve.
It preyed on those who entered into it’s stronghold.
I entered and I prevailed, spared the life I don’t deserve,
and It’s not because of luck that I am another day old.
Stumbling from the dust and rubble, I am alive and whole,
even though I could have been taken Home so very easily.
I’m bruised, yet blessed, inside and out, my flesh and soul,
and the light has been never been brighter on that reality.
Time passes and life goes on without missing a single beat,
but my mind is stuck and weighted, not knowing what’s next.
and I realize that my head should be married to the concrete,
Now I realize that each moment in life I should always protect.
Whether I still am to pass young,
Never to see all the good or the evil of life,
Or whether I am to stay and grow old,
To find love and to witness wars,
Either path will suffice, I know not which I be put on.
In the present I live, and in the present I will stay.
The past has shown me I will not know when I’m done.
The future is unknown, except that we will all pass away.
I’ve been given physical life for a second time.
I know the time I gained eternal life is what counts,
Even so, I cannot and I will not waste what is not mine.
More than ever, I see that there is Love that abounds.