Flight Has Been Delayed

(Inspired by the song "Traveler" by Carolyn Arends in memory of my friend Modupe Oluwalademi who left Nigeria to reach his final destination June 5, 2003)

          The terminal was busy
          Most flights had been delayed
          Frustration settled harshly
          On those people who had paid

          To sit in seats of plastic
          To eat tasteless airport fare
          To make calls apologizing
          For the fact they won't be there

          Some will read bestsellers
          Some will cause a stink
          Some will try to take a nap
          While I take pause to think

          While we're headed separate places
          And we may never meet again
          I know those who follow Jesus
          Will be together in the end

          There are those I spend my time with
          The one's who know my Lord
          We tend to wound each other
          With trembling verbal sword

          We sit in pews of lumber
          Or we sit in a padded chair
          Some will hear the message
          While others just aren't 'there'

          Sometimes we act like sinners
          Sometimes we act like saints
          Sometimes we act like pilgrims
          Oh the picture our lives paint

          While we're headed separate places
          In truth, we'll meet again
          Because our final destination
          Will bring us together in the end.

          Glenn A. Hascall

[ by: Glenn A. Hascall Copyright © 2003 (cmi@prairieweb.com) -- submitted by Glenn Hascall ]


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