Are you ready right now to meet your maker?
Are you sure that time is on your side?
Have you made peace with God and your neighbors?
And where in eternity will your soul abide?
Can you really wait till the eleventh hour?
Can you live your life just as you please?
Surely none of us can read the future,
There may be no time to renew the lease.
If He came today would you be ready?
Is your bag all packed? Are you prepared?
Or would you say wait till tomorrow
And hang your head in deep despair?
Do we have guarantee we’ll see tomorrow?
Is there a promise we’ll see that day
For what in life is sure and certain
Except that God still holds our fate
We have this moment and it’s a gift from Jesus.
It should not be wasted for it’s not our own.
We should live each moment as if he were coming
For the very next moment He may call us home.
Billy Arrington is the poet laureate at Sweetwater Baptist Church in North Augusta.