This past Sunday at Wildwood, our Senior Pastor, Bruce Hess, preached on the topic of contentment from Philippians 4.  As a part of that message, Bruce read a poem by Jason Lehman.  Many have indicated that they wished they could see the poem again, therefore, I am posting it here on my blog for you to see it and reflect on it again.

It was spring,

But it was summer I wanted.

The warm days,

And the great outdoors.


It was summer,

But it was autumn I wanted.

The colourful leaves,

And the cool, dry air.


It was autumn,

But it was winter I wanted.

The beautiful snow,

And the joy of the holiday season.


It was winter,

But it was spring I wanted.

The warmth

And the blossoming of nature.


I was a child,

But it was adulthood I wanted.

The freedom,

And the respect.


I was 20,

But it was 30 I wanted.

To be mature,

And sophisticated.


I was middle aged,

But it was 20 I wanted.

The youth,

And the free spirit.


I was retired,

But it was middle age I wanted.

The presence of mind,

Without limitations.


My life was over.

But I never got what I wanted.

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