A New Year’s Reflection

Inglis Fleming

published: 09.05.2020, updated: 09.05.2020

I pass another milestone,

Upon the journey home;

And nearer, ever nearer 

The lights of heaven come.

(Romans 13:11)


Their light illumes the pathway,

Through all the desert way;

The dawn of morning growing

Into the perfect day.

(Proverbs 4:18)


It shone upon my childhood

It showed me self and sin,

It led me to the Saviour,

 To peace and joy within.

(Romans 5:1)


It cast its glorious radiance

Into my inmost heart;

Revealing Christ in glory

And with Him there my part.

(John 17:22-26)


Displaying all the fullness

 Of God’s unchanging love,

A Father’s love upon me

A Father’s house above.

(John 16:27; 14:2)


It showed me Christ the centre

Of all God’s wondrous plan, 

The Object of His counsel—    

The glorious Son of Man.

(Psalm 8; Ephesians 1:10)


It shines upon my manhood

With ever bright’ning ray

Directs the gaze on JESUS    

From all of earth away.

(Hebrews 12:2)


And till the race is ended

That light my guide will be;

Till hope shall have fruition    

With Christ eternally.

(1. Thessalonians 4:17)

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