Expiration Date

10 Jun

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

Louise Gibson



Our life is in God’s hands.
All of our days are fashioned by Him.
In His book they all are written,
not by accident or whim.


Every jug of milk or can of tuna
has an expiration date.
Well, so have we.
God’s timing is best,
but it is not for us to see.


Psalm 139, Verse 16

Thine eyes did see my substance
yet being unformed, and
in Thy book all my members
were written, which in continuance
were fashioned, when as yet
there was none of them.


When asked, “What is the greatest surprise
you have found about life?”
Your response will be, “The brevity of it”.
Yes, life is but a minute,
but eternity is in it.
Keep looking up, dear friend.
Jesus is waiting at the Cross for you.
His dearest desire is to communicate with you.
Life on earth is not the end.


clouds meet sea

6 Responses to “Expiration Date”

  1. Onisha Ellis June 10, 2016 at 11:36 pm #



  2. Katy Huth Jones June 10, 2016 at 10:41 pm #

    Beautiful thoughts and timely reminder! (No pun intended) Thanks for sharing!


  3. itsrebekahlyn June 10, 2016 at 5:40 pm #

    Such a beautiful reminder of how God has a plan for us all even when we can’t see the path, he knows where we are going.


    • Louise Gibson June 10, 2016 at 7:12 pm #

      At times I am grateful that I can’t see the path that God is leading me to walk on. It is always later that I can reflect on what God has done and marvel at His amazing grace.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. DiVoran Lites June 10, 2016 at 5:14 pm #

    What a lovely poem, Louise, and it’s so true.


    • Louise Gibson June 10, 2016 at 7:07 pm #

      we are God’s workmanship, which is why we walk by faith. It is truly amazing how He works in us both to will and to do of His good pleasure. Thanks, DiVoran for your kind remarks. God bless!


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