Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Need to Number

"An host [of Syrians] compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his [Elisha's] servant said unto him, Alas, my master! How shall we do?  And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them…. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha" (2 Kings 6:15-17).  "So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom" (Psalm 90:12). 

There is a need to number those
Who are with us from heaven's ranks 
(Who far outnumber all our foes)
With opened eyes to give God thanks. 

Elisha's servant was a youth
Who said "Alas… how shall we do?" 
His eyes were opened to the truth
To see God's host from heaven's view. 

There is a need to number days
That we may live a life that's wise
And give to God a heart of praise,
Redeeming time with opened eyes. 

O Lord, we see the need to number
The things that really matter most,
Lest days be wasted by our slumber
Or we lose sight of heaven's host.  

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