One Day Soon…

By A. P. Gouthey

    One day soon we shall hear the last words, "It is finished" – your life and mine. The Scribe of the years will have placed the last period after the last word and blotted the page. What is written will remain an indelible record. No year, month, day, hour or minute can be recalled and relived. Regrets will be futile. We shall be stripped of everything save character. We shall carry with us only what we are. Neither friend nor enemy can journey with us. Earth's commendation and condemnation will fall upon ears unheard. Only one word will matter then – God's word. Happy shall we be if, out of the shadowy evening of life when our day is full of hush, we hear Him speaking softly: "Well done."