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Topic: Vanity (11/15/18)
By vincent lyons
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Impressed by the one that looks out at me;
I fix up my hair and powder my nose—
Not a thing out of place or so I suppose.
I’m youthful and brash, have the world at my feet;
Whatever may come I’m ready to meet;
Step brazenly out in swagger and flair—
In awe of myself—Let the world all beware!
I look in the mirror; What a change there has been;
Fifty years have elapsed since I was nineteen;
Some silvery strands, some creases and sags
And beneath my two eyes the beginning of bags!
My outlook has changed with the passing of years;
I have to work hard so my youth reappears!
But all of my efforts are useless and vain,
I know in my heart I cannot attain.
I look in the mirror, this time it’s His Word,
See my views in the past were by vanity blurred;
This image is trusty, shows up every flaw,
Leaves me naked, condemned, in light of His law.
On searching much deeper His image I see—
Righteous perfection which He promises me;
Humbled by Truth I avail of His grace,
His Word’s now my mirror where I see His face.
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