Eternity is rushing towards us.
You and everyone else must be ready.

Wasted Years

Jul 14, 2017


This poem was sent to us by a friend of the ministry. Young people will be challenged to not waste their lives, and older people will be spurred on to finish the race of faith strong for the Lord. It’s a good reminder to be watchful over how we are using our time on earth.


Wasted Years

by: Tom Kesting


I looked upon an old dilapidated house

I once had owned. . .

The windows were boarded up

and the yard was over grown.


This was the house where the children grew

and where we had lived for years . . .

And now everything was broken down

and memories made me brush away the tears.


When I looked upon my soul one day

I found that it too had grown . . .

There were thorns and nettles every where

because of the seeds of neglect I had sown.


Many years had passed

while I cared for things of lesser worth . . .

Those things of heaven I let go

while minding the things of earth.


I then turned to Jesus with bitter tears

and cried, “O Lord, forgive!” . .

I haven’t much time left for thee,

not many years to live.


Those are wasted years forever gone

and many days I can’t recall . . .

But if I could live those days again,

I’d make You Lord of all.



The Bible tells us to pay careful attention to the instruction of the Word so we will know how to live for the Lord with the life He’s given us:

Psalm 90:12

So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

Until the nets are full, 


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