Not Any, Not All

Not all that we have,
nor all that we have lost,
not every blessing that has taught us
the meaning of cost:

Not all that has been given
or taken away,
nor every experience
that has shaped every day:

Not every joy
nor every sorrow,
not every gladness
that has given hope for tomorrow:

Not every tired moment
that lingers in the closing dusk,
nor every ache that follows
the breaking of trust:

Not every smile and nod,
nor every gentle touch,
not every cautious encouragement
when the path was rough:

Not all that has made us,
nor shaped us in night,
nor given us form
in the harsh glare of light:

Whether on crowded street
or in the midst of some vast, lonely field,
None of it compares
to the glory

that shall be revealed
in us.

H. Arnett
8/14/10

About Doc Arnett

Native of southwestern Kentucky currently living in Ark City, Kansas, with my wife of twenty-nine years, Randa. We have, between us, eight children and twenty-eight grandkids. We enjoy singing, worship, remodeling and travel.
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