Poem

Harvest Time

Michael Beck Michael Beck

Little choices, big results, more than we first can see
A seed is sown, a habit grown, imperceptibly
“Go ahead,” the green light says, “Proceed, the coast is clear
The moment’s right, the prospect’s bright. What do you have to fear?”
Think not it’s good because you could, you would be better off
To pass it by, to let it die, at Satan’s offer scoff
Take not his bait, all evil hate, especially what’s “fair”
Call not that sweet which devils eat, with them no kinship share
Where God won’t go, care not to know, and He will keep you whole
An “open door” can make you poor, send leanness to your soul
Beware, my friend! Look toward the end, the first step do not take
A dream at first may quench your thirst, but haunt you when awake
A “No” below means “Yes” above, rejoice to turn away
You’ll never lose, when you right choose, ahead is your bright day


Michael Beck is a pastor in New York City and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.