Temporal vs. Eternal

Let us not focus on the temporal,
That which swiftly passes away.
Let us focus on the eternal,
That which forever does stay.

Let us not focus on little cares,
Though they might seem large.
No matter how anything fares,
Remember that God is in charge.

Some things that are important today,
Some things that cause sorrow,
Some things that we think shall always stay,
Shall swiftly vanish tomorrow.

The eternal things
Shall never fade;
The eternal things
Are things God made.

What about you? What about me?
Our souls are eternal too.
Where will you spend eternity?
The choice is up to you!

Faith Williams
I am a nineteen-year-old girl who loves to write, especially fiction. I write many stories and poems. I usually have a moral or lesson behind my writings, for I hope these stories and poems, which Yehovah (God) helped me to write, will glorify Him as I share them on this blog. Welcome to my blog and I hope you enjoy your stay!


  1. Beautiful and thought provoking poem, Faith!

    I was never good at writing poetry, so I always enjoy reading your poems.


  2. II Cor 4:18 “While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” We need to keep our focus on the important things such as knowing Jesus as our Savior. Most important decision we can make in our lives. So glad you know this truth for yourself, Faith! I accepted the Lord when I was 8 years old. It was in an old-time tent revival meeting. I raised my hand at the invitation and went forward. I knelt on the sawdust floor between my parents and I prayed the sinner’s prayer. So happy I belong to the Lord!

    1. That is a great verse! I got saved when I was eight too! Knowing our Savior is the most important thing!

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