A Letter to My Younger Self

Dear Younger Self,

As you grow older and face the many trials and temptations of this world, remember this little poem I’ve written for you, and always put God first in your life.


The Promise

The clock ticks down, the time is near

When our risen Savior shall appear

Beware, sweet daughter, watch out, young son

The world cries out, live just for fun

God’s word tells the story plain and clear

The Son of God will soon be here

The devil’s plan is oh so sly

Don’t let the action pass you by.


God’s promise made so long ago

To his children it must go

Seek not the world and all its woe

Flee from sin, set yourself apart

Seek the Lord with all your heart

And from you he will not depart.


When the devil comes with his sly plan

Remember you can’t serve God and man

For one you’ll love and one you’ll hate

There’s no time to negotiate

Black is black and white is white

You know what’s wrong and what is right.


Seek first the kingdom that’s above

Flee from the world and its false love

The day of judgment is so near

The signs are getting oh so clear

Watch and be ready, don’t be deceived

As in a cloud he was received

He will soon on the clouds appear

The day of Christ will soon be here.


*Gene is a member of Randolph Protestant Reformed Church in Randolph, WI.