In darkened night and moonless sky
I saw a shooting star go by.
From where it came, I do not know,
And also know not where t’will go.

But soon the dawn shall come about
With shafts of light both bright and stout
To fill my eyes with pleasant rays,
To fully take away this haze.

And melody shall sing its songs
From early tree-tops’ dewy prongs
To fill my ears with tender thoughts
Of truth my eyes have never wrought.

… But, now in shadows still and sure,
Content to be, I stand secure
And wait for coming trumpet blast
To take me to my Lord, at last.

-J. Wilbur

3 thoughts on “Trust

  1. It’s been a while since adding anything. The wife and I have been busy with some other projects. But with a few minutes to spare tonight, I thought I’d add this poem. I wrote it maybe 10 or 15 years ago. I like it. Things seem very dark in the world now and very uncertain. This simple poem reminds me of the peaceful life in eternity that God has promised because His Son gave His life in our place and rose up again from the dead. Do you trust God to keep His Word to you? -Joe


  2. Hi Joe,

    I found your blog when I went to read about the book you and Laura wrote, which I plan to order. I loved your poem, absolutely beautiful. Grand Pa would be so very proud. I remember reading his poems. He wrote some beautiful poems to GrandMa which we found after she passed away.

    I love following your family in the Wilburness!

    My love to you all.

    God bless,
    Aunt Mary Ellen


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