Let’s Make This World a
By Pamela Hixon Rhea
As I stand on the brink of a New Year,
Ready to step inside,
Will my life reflect God’s grace,
And His love so deep and wide?
As I lift up my pen to write,
Upon its pages, oh, so white,
Will I lead some lost soul to Jesus,
Will I send the gospel light?
Will I help someone in need,
Or put a smile upon a face,
Will I live for Jesus in word and deed,
Will I make this world a better place?
Will we shed light unto a darkened world,
Will we give hope to those in despair? ...
That our lives will make a difference.
Is my earnest prayer.
We must hasten to redeem the time,
And not let the New Year lie in waste,
So that when we leave this world, we can say,
This world is a "better place."
By Maxine Spyres Hixon
The year is past ... but never ...
ALL things on file ... not one —
For good or bad ... what’s done is
A lesson well-learned... when time
is none —;
As the New Year pushes — the old
Providing opportunities ... unfolding on route.
In thanking the Lord — while doing
Next year our life of self-centeredness
Another year with pages on which
to write ...
How will the pages read — in an All-
Seeing God’s sight?
Looking back with regrets over the
year that’s spent —;
Opportunity to remedy mistakes —
to some is lent.
The, "New Year" — just coming into
Should be a challenge for right, not —
to just a few —;
To see if ... with God’s help — an
improvement to make;
Correcting wrongs passed — that were
a mistake ...
A Christian life should be, abundantly
Lived for God and when asked ... He’ll