A New Year’s Reflection

Inglis Fleming

online: 09.05.2020, updated: 18.01.2021

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)

Edification, 1928 p. 4

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